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School Shootings

Maine Agencies Targeted with 11 Hoax Active Shooter Calls

Threats were made at the following school districts: Fort Fairfield, Rockland, Portland, Gardiner, Wiscasset, Ellsworth, Sanford, Brunswick, Winslow and Houlton.

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Quick Police Action Prevented Massacre at St. Louis School

The 19-year-old shooter was carrying an AR-type rifle and more than 600 rounds of ammunition, and officers found cartridges and shell casings when they entered the building, police say.

2 Dead in St. Louis School Shooting, Suspect Killed by Police

Interim St. Louis Police Chief Michael Sack said the suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Police Nationwide Besieged by False School Shooting Calls

Multiple motivations have been posited for the false calls. Some may be pranks. Some may be kids hoping to disrupt their schools. Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman raised concerns that the swatting could be testing law enforcement responses to find weaknesses.

Giving SROs More Firepower and Tools for School Shooter Response

Chiefs and sheriffs are now providing their school resource officers with long guns, hard armor ballistic protection, and even gun detecting dogs to prevent or minimize the carnage from active shooter attacks.

Guest Editorial: You Must Commit Yourself to Protecting the Innocent

We cannot stand outside and let an active shooter murder children. We have to be willing to risk our lives to save theirs.

Uvalde Schools Police Chief Fired by School Board

After a nearly 90-minute termination hearing held behind closed doors Wednesday evening, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District's board voted unanimously to terminate Arredondo's contract effective immediately.

FL Sheriff Equips School Deputies with Carbines, More Tactical Uniforms

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said having the school resource deputies carry the carbines means they will not have to go to their vehicles to get their rifles if an attack should occur.

NC Sheriff Equips SROs with Rifles

"The reason we put the breaching tools in the safes is that in the event we have someone barricaded in a door, we won't have to wait on the fire department to get there," Sheriff Harwood said.

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TX Media Releases Surveillance Video Showing Police Response to Uvalde School Shooting

The 77-minute video obtained by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE shows the hallway during the attack.

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