Dec 18, 2012 -School shootings are uncommon and unpredictable. As such, they might be classified as “Black Swans”, events which are random yet produce extreme impacts. It is perhaps more productive to focus on what is known about such attacks and direct mitigation measures accordingly.
Dec 17, 2012 -Six adults and 20 children were killed in Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. The first two funerals are scheduled for this morning as schools around the country reassess their security plans.
Oct 19, 2012 -The FBI says that it is not collecting private information of children who log on to its new Internet safety site that lets schools compete against each other in online safety competitions.
Sep 14, 2012 -The Miami Police Department has joined with Miami-Dade Schools Police Department to deploy a new emergency awareness product at select schools that can instantly and quietly alert police when problems arise.
Aug 02, 2012 -Virginia Tech has learned hard lessons from the 2007 mass shooting on its campus, and it now works to apply that painful knowledge to prevent a recurrence and to help others avoid a similar tragedy.
Jul 27, 2012 -About 16 percent of sex offenders attempt to hide or change their identities in an effort to circumvent parole rules aimed at preventing them from striking again, according to a recent study.
Jul 23, 2012 -The Maryland lawmaker who introduced a bill that would require school personnel to be trained to respond to anaphylaxis says schools should be able to afford the cost of Epi-Pens, despite concerns by school districts over the costs of the medicine.
Jul 18, 2012 -The Maryland State legislature has mandated that public schools train personnel to respond to anaphylactic shock by administering epinephrine. However there's one problem: the law didn't mandate schools stockpile the medication.
May 25, 2012 -Maryland Gov. Martin O' Malley signs a bill into law that requires schools to establish a policy to authorize employees to administer auto–injectable epinephrine in allergy emergencies. Only Nebraska and Virginia have similar laws.