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Suspect may have killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school

Suspect may have killed father before opening fire at S. Carolina school | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it

A teenager is believed to have shot and killed his father before going to a nearby elementary school in South Carolina and wounding two children and a teacher on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting

The history of the AR-15, the weapon that had a hand in the United States’ worst mass shooting | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The preferred weapon of America's mass shooters was cooked up in a Hollywood garage.
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So it's a fair question (and lots of the usual people are going there) - do we focus on the gun (or type of gun)? or should we focus on the person behind the gun? Or perhaps we need to focus on both?
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California school district allows staff to carry guns on campus

California school district allows staff to carry guns on campus | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Another school district in California will now allow staff members to carry concealed weapons on campus. 
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S.C. student charged after sharing nude photo of teacher

S.C. student charged after sharing nude photo of teacher | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Authorities say a high school student who went through his teacher's cellphone, found a nude picture of her and posted it online has been charged with a computer crime and voyeurism.
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Eight people injured in Canada school stabbing, student held

Eight people injured in Canada school stabbing, student held | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Eight people were injured and a female student was in custody after a stabbing at a Canadian high school east of Toronto, police said on Tuesday.
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Guarding the Front Door: School Visitor Management Best Practices

Guarding the Front Door: School Visitor Management Best Practices | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
K-12 campuses should combine building design, video surveillance, and guest management systems.
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Five dead, two critically hurt in Canada school shooting - prime minister

Five dead, two critically hurt in Canada school shooting - prime minister | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
ive people were killed and two critically injured in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday and a suspect is in custody, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
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Alabama lawmaker wants to eliminate gun-free campuses

Alabama lawmaker wants to eliminate gun-free campuses | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Concealed carry permit holders may soon be welcomed to bring guns onto the University of Alabama-Birmingham campus.
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5 Simple Steps School Principals Can Take to Partner with First Responders

5 Simple Steps School Principals Can Take to Partner with First Responders | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The information local police, fire officials and other first responders provide could make the difference between life and death.
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Instagram tips police to suspected school shooting plot

Instagram tips police to suspected school shooting plot | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Three Michigan teens face murder conspiracy and other charges for an alleged school rampage plot first discovered on Instagram, Argentine Township police said Sunday.
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Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline -- suspensions drop 85%

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline -- suspensions drop 85% | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away. Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well ...
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An interesting approach - will it work in every single situation? likely not - but is it worth a try?

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School threats could be latest in school "swatting"

School threats could be latest in school "swatting" | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools.
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Malaysia school shut amid 'mass hysteria' over sightings of a black figure

Malaysia school shut amid 'mass hysteria' over sightings of a black figure | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
A school in Malaysia was forced to close after sightings of a mysterious "black figure" sparked a suspected outbreak of "mass hysteria". The panic began last Monday when several students and teachers in the city of Kota Bharu said they had seen a "black figure" in the school.
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And you thought you were having a bad school week
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Are mass shootings contagious? Some scientists who study how viruses spread say yes.

Are mass shootings contagious? Some scientists who study how viruses spread say yes. | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The chance of a mass shooting spikes during the 13-day period after a rampage, a study found.
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Columbine shooter's mother still cringes at idea of copycats

Columbine shooter's mother still cringes at idea of copycats | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Sue Klebold doesn't break down in tears anymore when she learns about another mass shooting. 
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Active Shooter Protocols - Law Officer

Active Shooter Protocols - Law Officer | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Here at Law Officer we take pride in the expertise of our columnists. The majority are full time cops and are not only contributors to Law Officer but also are considered worldwide experts.  Bill Gage is one of ours and we are grateful to have him. Here is his recent interview on C-Span.
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Report: High school dismissed warning signs before shooting

Report: High school dismissed warning signs before shooting | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Administrators at a suburban Denver high school dismissed increasingly obvious warning signs that a troubled student was a threat before he killed a classmate and himself two years ago, a report released Monday shows.Arapahoe High School staff poorly gauged the rising threat Karl Pierson, 18, posed months before he stormed the school with a shotgun, a machete and homemade bombs and shot Claire Davis, 17, in December 2013, according to the 141-page report by the University of Colorado's Center...
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Two teenage girls face trial in Colorado for 'planning mass school shooting'

Two teenage girls face trial in Colorado for 'planning mass school shooting' | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
Brooke Higgins and Sienna Johnson, both 16, are accused of plotting to emulate the massacre at nearby Columbine high school
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Fla. Student Shoots Himself in Front of Class

Fla. Student Shoots Himself in Front of Class | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The student was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.
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Informing and involving parents is a key component of effective emergency response and communication in this situations 

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Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly drawing ‘diagram’ of plan to shoot up Dallas grade school

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly drawing ‘diagram’ of plan to shoot up Dallas grade school | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The pre-teen's alleged deadly plot was exposed when a fellow seventh-grader turned him in.
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Violent S. Carolina arrest prompts concerns over school police

Violent S. Carolina arrest prompts concerns over school police | School Safety and Emergency Prep | Scoop.it
The violent arrest of a black female student by a white police officer at a South Carolina high school has reignited concerns that the proliferation of cops in U.S. schools can criminalize behavior once handled more quietly by school officials.
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