School Safety

Signs outside Columbine High School are photographed, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. The school district is considering the demolition of Columbine, the scene of a mass assault more than 20 years ago, and rebuilding the current school. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 14, 2019 - 1:00 am
DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings. School officials said the number...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2018 file photo crushed cars are shown under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge near Florida International University in the Miami area. A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order to close a street and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year. On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 a report by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded the size of the cracks warranted the street be shut down immediately. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 11, 2019 - 7:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order a street closed and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university last year, according to findings revealed by a federal workplace safety agency. The U.S. Occupational...
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June 10, 2019 - 11:45 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have been taking steps to protect unspecified schools after receiving reports of a threat that they might be attacked. Police tweeted Monday that they have increased the presence of officers near the schools in question. They also say they have informed the...
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June 06, 2019 - 7:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — Authorities in a Colorado community are gauging support for demolishing Columbine High School and rebuilding it nearby. In a letter Thursday, Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Jason Glass says the school building has remained "a source of inspiration" for people with a dark...
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Scot Peterson leaves the Broward County Jail after posting bond, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Peterson, who was the assigned resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
June 06, 2019 - 5:49 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts after failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre was released from jail Thursday after a judge reduced his bail and lifted some restrictions. Scot Peterson walked out of the Broward County Jail...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 file photo, ten crosses honoring the 10 people killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School were dedicated during a ceremony in Santa Fe, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. The bills signed Thursday were passed this year in response to the 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston, in which eight students and two teachers were killed. (Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File)
June 06, 2019 - 3:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston. School districts...
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June 06, 2019 - 3:36 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...
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This undated photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows Scot Peterson, a former Florida deputy who stood outside instead of confronting the gunman during last year's Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 3:56 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The arrest of a Florida sheriff's deputy for not confronting the gunman in the Parkland school massacre represents a highly unusual use of the law — and a legally dubious one, in the opinion of some experts. Scot Peterson, 56, appeared in court Wednesday on 11 charges,...
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This undated photo provided by the Broward County, Fla., Sheriff's Office shows Scot Peterson, a former Florida deputy who stood outside instead of confronting the gunman during last year's Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 11:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people. Scot Peterson was on duty as the resource officer...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:09 pm
LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A New York school district has finished installing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials concerned about privacy say they want to know more before the technology is put into use. Education Department spokeswoman Emily...
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