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Student helps prevent potential school shooting

Student helps prevent potential school shooting

Breaking News
(NEWS10) – Police in Vermont are crediting a New York State teen and a high school resource officer for thwarting a possible school shooting. The alleged threat first came to light 160 miles away from the school in Vermont. It was here in Dutchess County, New York where a concerned high school student showed a disturbing text message to her school’s resource officer. The student told the officer she had messages on her phone from an acquaintance plotting a mass shooting at a school in Vermont. This was just days after the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida and after news that law enforcement failed to act on tips about the accused shooter. Back in Dutchess County the school resource officer took action and contacted law enforcement in Vermont regarding an 18-year-old named Jack S
Fourth Circuit: It's not okay to handcuff school children, but go ahead and do it anyway

Fourth Circuit: It's not okay to handcuff school children, but go ahead and do it anyway

Politics
Two girls got into a fight on the school bus on their way to East Salisbury Elementary School in Salisbury, Maryland. The bus driver suspended them both from the bus for three days, but the school decided more was needed. They called their school resource officer, sheriff’s deputy Rosemary Dolgos, who spoke with both girls. After determining that one girl, A.W., had slight bruising, Dolgos moved on to speak with the second, E.W., about the fight. Because E.W. didn’t seem concerned enough, Dolgos opted to teach the fourth-grader a lesson by handcuffing her. Dolgos told E.W. that she was there to discuss what took place on the bus. But, in Dolgos’s estimation, “E.W. [did not] seem to care.” J.A. 23. E.W. explained, “A.W. stepped on my shoe so I kicked her and started to hit her.” J.A. 23.
Over 1,500 Attend Funeral of 14-Year-Old Florida School Shooting Victim Alaina Petty

Over 1,500 Attend Funeral of 14-Year-Old Florida School Shooting Victim Alaina Petty

Entertainment
Fourteen-year-old Alaina Petty – one of at least 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day morning – was laid to rest on Monday, five days after the massacre. Over 1,500 mourners, including Gov. Rick Scott, attended the funeral at Alaina’s church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs, Florida, to say their final farewell to the freshman student, according to the Associated Press. Remembered as “patient and loving,” members of the Petty family spoke to the crowd about the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps member whose coffin was draped with the American flag. “It’s impossible to sum up all that Alaina is and all that she means to her family and friends,” grieving father Ryan Petty said, according to the Sun-Sentinel. “You co
Wayne State University to offer active shooter exercises in wake of high school massacre

Wayne State University to offer active shooter exercises in wake of high school massacre

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Wayne State University is holding active shooter training exercises for students and faculty following a shooting last week at a south Florida high school that left 17 people dead. In an email sent to the campus community, Wayne State's public safety office says the massacre closely followed "an incident on our campus, which was dealt with immediately, thankfully without any injuries." Hours before the shooting at the high school, a WSU student wearing a Trump-Pence T-shirt brandished a switch blade in front of a group of campus immigration activists.…
Teacher killed in Florida massacre left fiancee funeral instructions in case he died in a school shooting

Teacher killed in Florida massacre left fiancee funeral instructions in case he died in a school shooting

Breaking News
Watch Video PARKLAND, Fla. – A teacher killed while saving students in last week’s Florida massacre gave his fiancee instructions on what to say at his funeral should he ever die in a school shooting. Gwen Gossler said the conversation with her fiance, Scott Beigel, happened while they were watching coverage of a previous school shooting on television, The New York Post reports. “Promise me if this ever happens to me, you will tell them the truth – tell them what a jerk I am. Don’t talk about the hero stuff,” he told her that day. So at Beigel’s funeral Sunday, that’s exactly what she told their friends and family. “Ok, Scott. I did what you asked,” she then said. “Now I can tell the truth. You are an amazingly special perso...
Trump is all about school safety this week, but last week his budget slashed school safety funds

Trump is all about school safety this week, but last week his budget slashed school safety funds

Politics
Last Wednesday a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead, so this Thursday, Donald Trump will have a meeting on school safety. But let’s flash back to last Monday, when Trump released his budget, about which Politico reported, in the wake of the shooting, that it dramatically cuts school safety funding. The budget request calls for a $25 million reduction in funds designated for national school safety activities, compared with 2017. President Donald Trump's budget would eliminate altogether a $400 million grant program that districts can use, for example, to prevent bullying or provide mental health assistance. Trump's budget would also zero out the School Emergency Response to Violence program, known as Project SERV — funded at $1 million in 2017 — that in years past provide
School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

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(AP) – The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute walkout on March 14 to “protest Congress’ inaction to do more than tweet thoughts and prayers in response to the gun violence plaguing our schools and neighborhoods.” The Network for Public Education, an advocacy organization for public schools, meanwhile, announced a “national day of action” on April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two students opened fire on their classmates, killing 12 students a
Trump to meet with high school students

Trump to meet with high school students

Breaking News
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a listening session with high school students this week following the deadly school shooting in Florida. A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers Wednesday. He also will meet with state and local officials on school safety on Thursday. The White House did not immediately answer questions about what students would be attending the session. Students who survived the shooting in Parkland that left 17 dead have focused their anger on the president, urging him and other elected officials to do something about gun violence. The president visited the community Friday, seeking out victims at a hospital and meeting first responders. Otherwise, his attention has been almost fully on the Russia investigation, the s