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Some Illinois Lawmakers Want to Replace SROs with Therapists

April 20, 2018
Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, a Hillside Democrat, said he proposed the plan after hearing from advocates who argue that investing in mental health resources is the best way of treating the epidemic of violence.

Maryland SRO to Receive NASRO National Award of Valor

April 19, 2018
The school resource officer (SRO) who quickly ended a shooting at Maryland’s Great Mills High School last month will receive the National Award of Valor from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).

Officers Say They Went Past Deputies into Parkland School During Shooting

April 17, 2018
The four pages written by three officers detail what they found when they arrived at the school, where another 17 people were wounded. They corroborate earlier reports that the first deputies at the scene failed to enter the building to confront the gunman and assist the wounded. More Here.

Video: Officers Say They Went Past Deputies into Parkland School During Shooting

April 17, 2018
The four pages written by three officers detail what they found when they arrived at the school, where another 17 people were wounded. They corroborate earlier reports that the first deputies at the scene failed to enter the building to confront the gunman and assist the wounded.

Pennsylvania Teachers Given Baseball Bats as Last Option Against Shooters

April 11, 2018
“The bats are more symbolic than anything,” Superintendent William Hall said. “However, we do want to have one consistent tool to have at somebody’s disposal in a classroom in the event they have to fight.”

Charlotte Chief, School Board Members At Odds Over Metal Detectors in Schools

April 6, 2018
School Board members Ericka Ellis-Stewart and Carol Sawyer said the plan could make schools feel like detention centers.

$100 Million WI School Safety Plan to Address 'Any Threat,' Governor Says

March 27, 2018
A $100 million plan to improve school safety in Wisconsin is "critically important for students," Gov. Scott Walker said Monday after he signed the bill into law in front of fourth-graders at Victor Haen Elementary School.

Sheriff: Maryland High School Shooter Died by Shooting Himself

March 26, 2018
The 17-year-old who opened fire on classmates at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland last week, injuring one and killing another, died by shooting himself in the head, officials investigating the case said Monday.

California Legislator Proposes Special Tax on Guns, Ammo

March 22, 2018
Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said his bill would strengthen counseling support at California’s 1,400 middle schools and junior high schools while providing more armed school resource officers at high schools.

Video: Parents Turn In Michigan Teen After Threat to High School

March 21, 2018
The stepfather said the teen approached his parents early Sunday, obviously distraught. He told them he had stolen guns from his grandfather and cut them down so they would fit into a bag, and that he had planned to kill the students who had hurt him.

Accused School Shooter's Brother Arrested on Stoneman Douglas Campus, Prosecutor Warns of Red Flags

March 21, 2018
Murphy said that Zachary Cruz was overheard during a jail visit with Nikolas saying “how popular” his brother has become and that “his face is everywhere and his name is national” since the shootings.

North Carolina Student Arrested Over Threat Against University

March 21, 2018
They found a campus emergency response guide on his wall opened to the active shooter response and evacuation pages. They also found searches of school shootings on his computer and took away blueprints of campus buildings.

Parents Turn In Michigan Teen Over Plan to Attack High School

March 21, 2018
The stepfather said the teen approached his parents early Sunday, obviously distraught. He told them he had stolen guns from his grandfather and cut them down so they would fit into a bag, and that he had planned to kill the students who had hurt him. More Here.

SWAT Trained SRO Fired On Maryland School Shooter, Stopped Attack

March 20, 2018
A school resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, then faced off with the shooter, the sheriff said. The deputy and the gunman each fired one shot simultaneously. Cameron said the gunman later died from his wounds. He said that the investigation would determine whether the round the officer fired hit the shooter.

Former Parkland High School SRO Wanted Accused School Shooter Involuntarily Committed in 2016

March 19, 2018
The documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz, which were obtained by The Associated Press, show school officials and Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, who has been accused of cowardice for failing to act during the shooting, recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.

Arkansas County Locates School Shooting Hoax 9-1-1 Caller With Solacom Mapping Software

March 19, 2018
Guardian Map is a geo-location and mapping feature that comes with Solacom’s Guardian 9-1-1 Solution, a user-centric voice, data, and video emergency call management solution for public safety answering points (PSAPs). Marion County 911 had the system installed on Feb. 28. Guardian Map allows call takers to view the location and status of all 9-1-1 calls right from their desktops.

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.
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