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Retired NYPD ESU Detective Disarmed UNC Charlotte Shooter

“I’m proud of my actions yesterday and owe it to all the great member and training that the best unit in the world taught me over the years,” Gundacker wrote in an undated post to a Facebook group for ESU officers.

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Charlotte Chief Praises Slain Student for Helping Stop University Gunman

Howell was shot and killed, but his actions delayed the shooter, giving police more time to respond and fellow students a chance to escape.

Woman Wanted for Threat Against Columbine High Found Dead

The FBI tweeted shortly after discovery of the body that there was no longer a threat to the community. FBI Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips said at an afternoon news conference that authorities believed Pais died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound but that a medical examiner would confirm if that was the case.

IN Teachers Complain About Injuries from Airsoft Guns During Active Shooter Training

"During active shooter drill, four teachers at a time were taken into a room, told to crouch down and were shot execution style with some sort of projectiles — resulting in injuries to the extent that welts appeared, and blood was drawn," a statement from the Indiana State Teachers Association on Wednesday said.

Shooting Spurs Baltimore Schools to Reverse Decision to Disarm Officers

The board’s decision comes a month after the 10 members voted unanimously against the idea of arming school police officers. The dramatic shift could provide a needed boost to state Del. Cheryl Glenn’s proposed legislation in Annapolis. Even if the board hadn’t thrown its support behind the bill, Glenn had said she would’ve continued to push for change after the recent shooting at Frederick Douglass High School.

Student Wanted to Shoot Ex-Girlfriend, Others at School—Nobody Hurt in Incident

A student at a New Mexico high school said in a note that he wanted to shoot his ex-girlfriend and others at the Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho on Valentine's Day.

Pennsylvania Parents File Suit over Proposal to Arm Teachers in Schools

The Tamaqua (PA) School District "endangered their community" when they approved a "manifestly illegal" policy to give weapons to teachers and other school employees, according to a lawsuit filed by three parents and a grandparent.

Trump's School Safety Commission Favors Arming Teachers

President Donald Trump's school safety commission—a panel led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—said that the decision to arm teachers to respond to potential active shooters should be left to state and local authorities, not the Federal government.

Judge Denies Ex-Deputy's Motion to Dismiss Parkland Shooting Lawsuit

The only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage asked a Broward judge on Wednesday to find he had “no legal duty” to protect the students and faculty from harm.

Malfunctioning Water Heater Blamed for School Shooting Scare in North Carolina

Faulty mechanical equipment which was making a sound that resembled gunfire is believed to have led to calls of an active shooter situation at Topsail High School in Pender County, NC.