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Back to School (Shootings, Mask-Mandates, and Boisterous Board Meetings)

Regardless of the situation, cops across the country will be called upon to keep kids safe in school as young people return to campus for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Washington Mom Reports Son to Police for School Attack Plan

Officers with the College Place (WA) Police Department arrested a 17-year-old boy after the young man's mother alerted them to journal writings that indicated his desire to conduct an attack on his high school.

Preventing School Shootings is Everybody's Business

Earlier this week, we reported on two separate incidents in which police in California arrested four teens—three in the first case, one in the second—possibly preventing two school shootings. You want to know another great way to prevent active killers in schools? Stop glorifying those atrocities and the sick murderers who commit them.

Utah Police Arrest Armed Juvenile at Salt Lake City School

Police in Salt Lake City arrested a juvenile in possession of a firearm at a Salt Lake City school on Wednesday.

(Video) Police Trainer Don Alwes on Active Shooter Response

Don Alwes discusses some of the pre-attack behaviors that might indicate an imminent attack, as well as ways in which law enforcement can improve its response when an active shooter event does occur.

California Student Hurls Trash Can at Officers During School Arrest

Officers with the Stockton (CA) Police Department were called to a local high school to deal with a rowdy student who had been fighting with other students on Friday. When they arrived and attempted to effect an arrest, another student hurled a garbage can at them.

Video: NC Campus Chief Credits Training for Quick Shooting Response

Chief Jeff Baker says that the speedy and successful response to the shooting on campus on Tuesday was the direct result of significant training his agency has conducted in recent years to deal with such threats.

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.

Off-Duty Officer Takes Action on Teen's School Threat in Online Video Game

An off-duty officer with the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department was playing an online video game when he heard another player make a threat against a school.

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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.

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