Harvard’s capitulation to the mob

Opinion 06/20/19, 01:56

This week, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv announced that Harvard University has withdrawn his acceptance to the college. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the then-high school junior became a prominent voice for school safety, meeting with politicians across the political spectrum. He was also ...

Mass shootings create rippling network of stricken survivors

U.S. 06/02/19, 09:20

Pardeep Singh Kaleka has surveyed the landscape of an America scarred by mass shootings. Seven years ago, a white supremacist invaded a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and killed six worshippers — among them Kaleka's father, who died clutching a butter knife he'd grabbed in a desperate attempt to stop the shooter. ...

Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings

Texas 05/22/19, 23:09

Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited the number of ...

Florida school shooting defendant due back in court

U.S. 05/21/19, 00:06

The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Florida school shooting is due back in court.A status hearing is scheduled Tuesday for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz could get the death penalty if convicted.The hearing will likely focus ...

Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims is set ablaze

U.S. 05/19/19, 20:37

A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting has been set ablaze in a symbolic gesture of healing.The "Temple of Time" public art installation was set afire Sunday at a ceremony hosted by the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs, ...

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:18

Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. School districts are using products like gunshot detection systems that identify where ...

Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

U.S. 05/08/19, 19:46

More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after the Parkland high school mass shooting. DeSantis signed the bill in private and didn't issue a statement afterward. But he previously ...

Florida lawmakers pass bill allowing more armed teachers

U.S. 05/01/19, 18:54

More Florida classroom teachers could carry guns in school under a bill passed Wednesday by state lawmakers, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign ...

Florida Senate passes bill expanding armed teachers program

U.S. 04/23/19, 15:32

Florida is on the verge of expanding a law that allows some teachers to carry guns in the classroom after the Senate passed a wide-ranging school safety bill Tuesday. The bill seeks changes to a law enacted last year after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at a Parkland ...

Arming teachers brings contentious debate in Florida Senate

U.S. 04/17/19, 21:27

Democrats failed to strip language out of a Florida Senate school safety bill that would expand a law allowing some teachers to carry guns in school. They argued Wednesday that more guns in school could make them more dangerous. Senators spent nearly two hours debating proposed amendments to a wide-ranging bill ...

NORC Poll: Low confidence in schools to respond to gunman

U.S. 04/16/19, 00:58

Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. And while most Americans ...

New leaders, new agendas as Florida Legislature set to begin

U.S. 03/02/19, 09:32

Florida's 2019 Legislative session begins Tuesday with a new governor, new Legislative leaders, and new priorities. Nearly 3,000 bills already have been filed ahead of the 60-day legislative session on topics ranging from a ban on child-like sex dolls to adjustments to a school safety law enacted after the massacre at ...

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

U.S. 02/21/19, 01:04

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for a status hearing on his death penalty case.The hearing is set Thursday afternoon in Broward County Circuit Court. A number of matters could come up ranging from the pace of defense interviews of witnesses to a potential setting ...

Update: 1,000-plus gather to honor Parkland victims

U.S. 02/14/19, 18:45

The Latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local): 6:45 p.m. More than a thousand people gathered at a South Florida park on the anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre to honor the 17 victims killed. Thursday evening's interfaith service at Parkland's Pine ...

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