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Experts Believe Anonymous Tip Lines Can Prevent School Shootings

March 16, 2018
In Colorado, at least two high school students were arrested based on information sent to the state anonymous tip line and mobile app, known as Safe2Tell. “They had a list, they had weapons, they knew exactly what they wanted to do,” said Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, whose office administers the program.

Video: Surveillance Footage Captured During Parkland School Shooting Released

March 15, 2018
The video begins shortly after the shooting started, with Peterson and civilian security monitor Kelvin Greenleaf walking. The two then begin running, get into a golf cart and speed toward Building 12.

Florida Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Parkland Shooting Suspect

March 14, 2018
Broward State Attorney Michael Satz said he had filed the Notice of Intent to Seek Death in the case against 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

FL SRO Heard Shots Inside School Building, Told Officers to Stay Away

March 9, 2018
The records appear to support Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s contention that Peterson, a longtime school resource officer, should have entered Building 12 to engage Cruz and try to prevent deaths.

Florida Governor Signs ‘School Safety’ Bill That Could Arm Teachers

March 9, 2018
Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into state law new gun restrictions and a provision that allows teachers to arm themselves in response to the Parkland school shooting.

2 Florida SWAT Officers Suspended for Responding to Parkland School Shooting

March 8, 2018
The officers did not have permission to respond to the shooting at Parkland on Feb. 14, when 17 people were killed.

Broward Deputies were Ordered to Form Perimeter Outside Parkland School During Shooting, Paper Says

March 2, 2018
Capt. Jan Jordan, commander of BSO’s Parkland district, gave the order, the log shows, identifying her by her police call sign.

Training Simulators: Going Beyond Shoot, Don't Shoot

March 1, 2018

Here's a look at what can be done when simulator training is taken to the next level.

School Shootings: Time to Show Some Muscle

March 1, 2018

Deterrence is not just a matter of having sworn officers in the schools; it's having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

Georgia Teacher Arrested After Shot Fired in Empty Classroom

February 28, 2018
Police didn't immediately say why Davidson reportedly fired the gun, but noted that he aimed away from anyone into an exterior window as the principal tried to unlock the classroom door. After the gunshot, the school was immediately placed on lockdown.

Florida Officer Honored for Capturing Parkland School Shooting Suspect

February 27, 2018
“It’s not about me. It’s about my brothers and sisters in law enforcement, fire rescue, first responders. We all had a role that day,” Coconut Creek Officer Michael Leonard told Broward County commissioners as they honored him Tuesday. “I’m honored to wear the badge.”

Florida Governor Orders State Investigation into Parkland School Shooting Response

February 26, 2018
“There must be an independent investigation and that is why I asked the FDLE Commissioner to immediately start this process,” the governor said in a written statement.

Florida Deputy Accused of Cowardice During School Shooting Defends Himself

February 26, 2018
Scot Peterson issued a statement through his lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo III, saying that he followed Broward County Sheriff’s Office protocol on Feb. 14 and that he didn’t rush into the school because he believed the gunfire was coming from outside.

To Prevent School Shootings, Show Some Muscle

February 23, 2018
Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

New York Sheriff's Association Calls for Armed LEO in Every School

February 23, 2018
The Sheriffs' Association said the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo should fund one armed officer in every school as part of the state budget for the fiscal year that starts April 1.

Broward County Sheriff's Office Received 18 Calls About Cruz and Guns Before Attack

February 23, 2018
A second cousin even asked police to take away Cruz's guns after his mom died Nov. 1. "Nikolas is reported to have rifles and it is requested that (deputies) recover these weapons," the dispatcher noted from the call.

Florida, Other States Consider Arming Teachers

February 22, 2018
Florida Republican Sen. Greg Steube said gun-free zones like schools are easy targets and has proposed allowing specially trained educators with military or law enforcement backgrounds to be armed.

Broward County Deputies Criticized for Response to School Shooter

February 22, 2018
Sheriff Scott Israel said that, to his knowledge, deputies followed protocol and did not wait for specialized teams to arrive before going into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. But he said that details over the office's response remained unclear.

Following Up on School Shooting Threat, California Deputies Find Guns in Student's Home

February 21, 2018
When deputies arrived at the home Friday they found two AR-15 rifles, two handguns and 90 "high-capacity" ammunition magazines, the sheriff said.

Broward County Sheriff, Some Florida Chiefs Push for AR-15 Ban

February 20, 2018
“Congress messed up when they didn’t renew the assault weapons ban [in 2004]. I think that was problematic,” Lystad said. “We need to deal with assault weapons, background checks. It’s about finding common ground.”
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