School safety

In this Aug. 22, 2019 photo, Jessica Moloney, holding her 6-month-old daughter Amelia, expresses her displeasure at a meeting at Highland High School in Marengo, Ohio, about how the school board handled a recent incident where a child had access to a gun, pointed it at another student, and that parents weren't informed. Schools across the country have faced a backlash for favoring privacy over telling parents when there are threats in their children’s classrooms. Safety experts advise schools to tell parents as much as they can as soon as they can about threats. (Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 12:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When officials at a Catholic high school in South Carolina learned that a 16-year-old student made videos of himself firing a gun and using racial slurs, they alerted police, but not parents. After the videos made it into the news over the summer, the backlash came quickly...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, thousands of people gather on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol during a "March for Our Lives" rally in Austin, Texas. The vast majority of mass shooters have acquired their firearms legally with nothing in their background that would have prohibited them from possessing a gun. But there have been examples of lapses in the background check system that allowed guns to end up in the wrong hands. Very few states also have a mechanism to seize firearms from someone who is not legally allowed to possess one.(Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
September 07, 2019 - 12:39 pm
Most mass shooters in the U.S. acquired the weapons they used legally because there was nothing in their backgrounds to disqualify them, according to James Alan Fox, a criminologist with Northeastern University who has studied mass shootings for decades. But in several attacks in recent years...
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September 06, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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September 06, 2019 - 8:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police have released surveillance video of a second suspect in a shooting at a block party outside a college library that wounded four students. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the video was released Thursday shows a blurry figure running near the Atlanta University...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 photo, the Permian High School football team practices in Odessa, Texas. Far more than the final score will be on the line as two grief-stricken cities shaken by mass shootings weeks apart turn to the proud Texas tradition of high school football as part of the healing process. Perhaps no team symbolizes the tradition more than Permian, which are hosting Thursday's game in Odessa against the Franklin High School Cougars from El Paso. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 04, 2019 - 5:43 pm
Far more than the final score will be on the line as two grief-stricken cities shaken by mass shootings weeks apart turn to the proud Texas tradition of high school football as part of the healing process. Perhaps no team symbolizes the tradition more than the Permian High School Panthers, which...
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Students wear protective gear during a protest in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hong Kong has been the scene of tense anti-government protests for nearly three months. The demonstrations began in response to a proposed extradition law and have expanded to include other grievances and demands for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 02, 2019 - 7:50 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard...
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August 31, 2019 - 4:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man was shot and killed and three other people were wounded at an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that two females wounded in the shooting early Saturday...
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In this July 30, 2019, photo, Paul Hildreth, emergency operations coordinator for the Fulton County School District, works in the emergency operations center at the Fulton County School District Administration Center in Atlanta. Artificial Intelligence is transforming surveillance cameras from passive sentries into active observers that can immediately spot a gunman, alert retailers when someone is shoplifting and help police quickly find suspects. Schools, such as the Fulton County School District, are among the most enthusiastic adopters of the technology. (AP Photo/Cody Jackson)
August 30, 2019 - 10:17 am
Paul Hildreth peered at a display of dozens of images from security cameras surveying his Atlanta school district and settled on one showing a woman in a bright yellow shirt walking a hallway. A mouse click instructed the artificial intelligence-equipped system to find other images of the woman,...
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August 24, 2019 - 3:38 pm
CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been wounded in a shooting at an elementary school in Georgia and another child is in custody. Rockdale County sheriff's deputies say deputies responded Friday to Peek's Chapel Elementary School in Conyers at about 6:35 p.m. and found the boy with a gunshot...
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This photo taken July 11, 2019 shows damage caused by a natural gas explosion at Argenta Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. That dormitory and the neighboring Nye Hall we be closed all school year so roughly 1,300 students are living in a Circus Circus casino hotel tower downtown about a half-mile away. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
August 24, 2019 - 11:15 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory. They expected some criticism but had less than six weeks to find rooms for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas...
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