Spotlight on: Campus Safety Conference 2019


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Arming School Teachers

Read: Douglas County Has Fewest SROs by Student Population

Douglas County Has Fewest SROs by Student Population

The Denver Post found that the Douglas County School District has 2,980 middle school and high school students per one SRO.

Read: Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill to Arm More School Teachers

Florida Lawmakers Pass Bill to Arm More School Teachers

A Florida school “guardian” program will allow any teacher to volunteer to carry a weapon if their local school district approves. 

Read: An SRO Will Soon Be in All K-12 Tennessee Schools

An SRO Will Soon Be in All K-12 Tennessee Schools

Tennessee school districts will be required to provide a 25% match in order to qualify for part of the $30 million grant.

Read: Substitute Teacher’s Gun Fires in Alabama Classroom

Substitute Teacher’s Gun Fires in Alabama Classroom

The 74-year-old substitute teacher had a gun in his pocket that discharged in a first-grade classroom at Blountsville Elementary School.

Read: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Anti-Gun Violence Bill

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Anti-Gun Violence Bill

The “Red Flag Bill” allows teachers and school administrators to alert the court if they believe a student is a threat.

Read: Stoneman Douglas Safety Commission Releases 407-Page Report

Stoneman Douglas Safety Commission Releases 407-Page Report

The draft report criticizes the responses by both staff and first responders and provides recommendations for improving school safety.

Read: U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

Secretary DeVos reports that she has no intention of taking any action when it comes to using federal funding to arm teachers.

Read: DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

Discussions of using federal grant money to buy firearms for schools has drawn significant criticism from many education and gun control activist groups.

Read: Lee County School Board Approves Arming Teachers

Lee County School Board Approves Arming Teachers

The rural Virginia county is the first in the state to approve arming teachers, which the governor has denounced since the school board’s initial proposal.

Read: Annual Poll Shows 1 in 3 Parents Fear for Child’s Safety at School

Annual Poll Shows 1 in 3 Parents Fear for Child’s Safety at School

The poll also found that while most parents supported armed officers, mental health screenings and metal detectors in schools, most opposed arming teachers.

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