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Virginia Tech Massacre Leads to New Safety Nets on Campuses

- Campuses have strengthened or created behavioral threat assessment teams to identify students who pose a risk to themselves or others in an effort to prevent bloodshed on campus.

Teaming Up to Reduce Risk

- Universities are using threat assessment teams to help identify at-risk students and keep them from harming themselves or others.Sidebar: Navigating Privacy Protections

Legislation Seeks DHS Grants for Schools

- Representative Bob Etheridge (D-NC) has drafted legislation that explicitly states schools are eligible for homeland security block grants.

Oklahoma Bill Allows Concealed Weapons on Campus

- A law passed by the Oklahoma State House yesterday allows people with training to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

School Safety

- School crime rates are holding steady, a new report informs, after falling for more than a decade.

Gun Laws Criticized After NIU Massacre

- Critics say gun law loopholes allow mentally ill people access to firearms.

Virginia Tech, Kaine Lobby for Campus Security Study

- Funds sought for study to secure open public environments.

Illinois Campus Shooting Tests Security Plan--Also, Shooter Off Meds But Had No Prior Police Contact

- Yesterday's tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University again highlights the need for schools to have alert plans.

Surveillance Learning Curve

- Lessons learned as one school district upgraded to an IP-video system.

An Urgent Message

- One school district tells how it uses a new mass notification system to alert parents to problems large and small.

State Legislation: Arkansas: School Safety

- A new Arkansas law (formerly H.B. 1041) requires that courts notify school districts when a student has been ordered to stay away from another student. Schools will also be notified when such restrictions are lifted.

Review: Campus Safety

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a university cannot be held liable for an accident that killed 12 students and injured 27 others. The school, ruled the court, is protected from such lawsuits by qualified immunity—a legal theory that prevents government officials from being sued except in cases where a person’s constitutional rights are knowingly violated.

Youth Violence

- After reviewing over 600 youth violence prevention programs, the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence has chosen the 11 best.

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