When teachers return to school in Columbiana, Ohio at the end of the month, they’ll be trained to use the latest in district-funded security technology. No, not camera systems. This 1,000-student district already has those. Ditto state-of-the-art buzzer system. Nope, they’ll learn how to use tactical grade pepper spray cannons. Four Threat Extinguisher canisters, which
Update: According to a report in the Washington Post, a federal judge has blocked the online distribution of Defense Distributed’s blueprints for 3D printable guns. A lawyer for the company said the ruling violates the First Amendment. Gun control advocates, state governments, and the distributor of plans for 3D-printable guns are taking aim at each other,
Austin has Sixth Street. Portland, Ore., has Old Town. And Vancouver has Granville. Police patrolling party districts like these in mid-sized cities are, for the most part, on the lookout for the dangerously drunk, the argument about to flare into a fistfight or an occasional robbery. But those officers are also keeping an eye out for the kind of violence making headlines across North America.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new details on the Federal Commission on School Safety the President appointed her to chair. The Commission has been charged with quickly providing meaningful and actionable recommendations to keep students safe at school. Accordingly, the Commission will be comprised of department heads whose agencies have jurisdiction over
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to help schools and local law enforcement prevent gun violence, one month after the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. The House passed the bill by a vote of 407-10, sending it to the Senate for consideration. Earlier on Wednesday,