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Monday, May 13, 2019 8:30 AM

The latest school shooting seemed almost run-of-the-mill. A Denver school was the scene. Nine people shot. Only one killed. Only.

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Monday, May 13, 2019 8:28 AM

Belinda Arterbridge joined the Harrisburg School District as a teacher in 2016, immediately after graduating from college.  Her initial joy of landing a job in her chosen field quickly turned to despair as students cursed at her, threw chairs and desks and started fights in the back of her third-grade school classroom.

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Friday, May 10, 2019 8:49 AM

The three students who disarmed a gunman in a Colorado school shooting leapt up from their desks without a word and with no thought for their own safety when they spotted the gun, recounted one of the young men.

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Source: PBS.org, WITF, May 9, 2019.

 

 
Friday, May 10, 2019 8:27 AM

The latest school shooting seemed almost run-of-the-mill. A Denver school was the scene. Nine people shot. Only one killed.
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Source: Trib Live, Tribune Review, May 8, 2019.

 
Friday, May 10, 2019 8:24 AM

Belinda Arterbridge joined the Harrisburg School District as a teacher in 2016, immediately after graduating from college.

Her initial joy of landing a job in her chosen field quickly turned to despair as students cursed at her, threw chairs and desks and started fights in the back of her third-grade school classroom.

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Source: WITF, May 9, 2019.

 

 
Thursday, May 9, 2019 8:33 AM

Barely a day after America’s latest school shooting, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduced a package of bills that they say could help stop future acts of violence before they happen.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star, May 8, 2019
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:58 AM

Amid a rise of violent attacks against the Jewish community, students and staff members at Jewish day schools in the same neighborhood as the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the site of October's mass shooting are asking state lawmakers for help paying for security measures.
Associated Press, May 7, 2019
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:57 AM

The state Department of Education released an “Act 44 Updates” memo in February stating that, per the School Code, school security guards are not empowered to carry firearms. That would change under legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Regan (R-York). 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star, May 7, 2019
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:55 AM

Republicans in the Pennsylvania House are moving a proposal ahead to expand a private school tax credit program. Representatives voted 111 to 85 Tuesday to nearly double the Educational Improvement Tax Credit, increasing it by $100 million.
Associated Press, May 7, 2019
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:56 AM

High school students in Arizona walked out of class and rallied outside a local sheriff’s office Monday to protest last week's arrest of a classmate who is now facing possible deportation.

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