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We’ve assembled this collection of recent articles on school safety in America to spark conversation and problem solving in your school community.  Here, you can learn about current events in school safety and explore a wide range of opinions and ideas to share within your school community.  As always, we encourage school communities to form their own opinions and customized approach to school safety.  These articles may or may not express the views, opinions, or recommendations of Safe and Sound.

Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus crash

Six people were killed Monday when a Chattanooga school bus with 35 young children aboard crashed, turned on its side and wrapped around a tree, according to the district attorney. Read the article: Official: 6 dead in Chattanooga elementary school bus...

After Howard death, panel calls for more school officers

After Howard death, panel calls for more school officers

A panel of state leaders has called upon Delaware to invest more in resource officers and other programs to halt violence in schools at a time when education advocates argue schools have never been safer. Read the article: After Howard death, panel calls for more...

Lockdown advice for Wythe parents

Lockdown advice for Wythe parents

When a crisis strikes a community and schools go on lockdown it’s probably every parent’s worst nightmare. Parental instincts instruct parents to call schools and ensure their children are safe, but what some parents may not realize is that doing so could potentially...

Atlanta Public Schools Swears In New Police Force

Atlanta Public Schools Swears In New Police Force

Atlanta Public Schools now has its own police force. A new chief of police and 67 officers were sworn in Thursday night at the Center for Learning & Leadership. Read the article: Atlanta Public Schools Swears In New Police...

The Worst Has Happened — Now What?

The Worst Has Happened — Now What?

A campus’ success in recovering from mass violence or some other tragedy will depend on how thoroughly it has planned for the long-term aftermath, and that requires understanding the changes brought on by a traumatic experience. Read the article: The Worst Has...

School safety demo shows security alternatives to area schools

School safety demo shows security alternatives to area schools

Representatives from area schools and law enforcement agencies came to the Lafayette Police Training Center Monday to see a live demonstration on a type of glass meant to keep buildings safe from attackers. Read the article: School safety demo shows security...

4 new ideas to protect New Jersey schools from mass shootings

4 new ideas to protect New Jersey schools from mass shootings

State lawmakers could soon pass a package of bills designed to enhance security and better protect students, teachers and school employees from a wide range of threats, including an armed intruder entering the building. Read the article: 4 new ideas to protect New...

Intruder Training in Schools

Intruder Training in Schools

Schools conduct intruder training with local first responders, staff, and students. Read the article: Intruder Training in...

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