Parkland Shooting
Associated Press/Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Video shows officer outside school during shooting

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/16/18, 01:07 pm

A surveillance video from last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., shows Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson failing to enter the school during the attack. Peterson was the only armed guard outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 when a gunman opened fire in the school, killing 17 people. On Thursday, the sheriff’s office released 27 minutes of footage from the day of the shooting. “The video speaks for itself,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

House passes school safety bill

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/14/18, 05:05 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to improve school safety on Wednesday. The measure, sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., is the first gun-related legislation passed in Congress since the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that left 17 dead one month ago. The bill, passed by a vote of 407-10, authorizes $500 million in grants over 10 years for training and technology for school personnel, students, and law enforcement to prevent school violence.

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Emotion and reality in the school safety debate

Education | Will government measures to protect students on campus really help? 
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/14/18, 12:17 pm

The Trump administration on Sunday announced the formation of a new school safety task force to evaluate ways to make U.S. students safer on campus. The committee will examine a diverse range of proposals, including arming teachers.

But are such extreme measures really necessary?

According to a recent study by researchers at Northeastern University in Boston, they’re not.

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