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The Parkland School Shooting: Complete Coverage

On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and sending hundreds fleeing into the streets. It would become the third-deadliest school shooting in the nation's history. (February 15, 2018)

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The Parkland School Shooting: Complete Coverage
On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and sending hundreds fleeing into the streets. It would become the third-deadliest school shooting in the nation's history.

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The Virginia Tech Shootings
The mass slaying at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute revived vexing questions and raised familiar fears for K-12 educators across the country.

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The Miami-Dade County school district is making last-minute deals with municipal police departments to place an officer at every school to be in compliance with new state law just days before a new school year debuts.
August 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A longtime security guard at Olsen Middle School in Dania Beach was arrested on the first day of school after an anonymous tip led deputies to find a gun in his SUV, according to an arrest report.
August 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
The divisive debate over arming educators, as well as the need for student mental-health services, were prime topics at a whirlwind series of school safety commission hearings, but gun control didn’t make the agenda.
August 16, 2018 – Education Week
Broward County school district officials spent the summer promising that there would be armed security on every campus by the first day of school—but left 28 summer school sites without that same level of security just months after the deadliest school shooting in Florida’s history.
August 15, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a more secure campus on Wednesday as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they still won't feel protected despite $6.5 million in security enhancements.
August 15, 2018 – AP
The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday.
August 13, 2018 – AP
There’s been a surge of interest in anonymous school violence reporting systems since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Students, often the best source of information about threats, can be reluctant to report what they know.
August 10, 2018 – Education Week
A father arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday.
August 8, 2018 – AP
Critics say that nearly five months after its creation, the Cabinet-level panel is failing to tackle gun control as part of the federal response to school shootings and shutting out proponents of that strategy.
August 7, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A report detailing the educational background of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should be made public despite defense concerns it might threaten his right to a fair trial, a judge ruled Friday.
August 3, 2018 – AP

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