School safety

May 06, 2019 - 7:46 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Johns Hopkins University initiative announced Monday will offer short courses to principals and other school leaders as part of an effort to create standards around school health and safety. Topics including student mental health and security technology will be offered through...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 04, 2019 - 7:58 pm
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled to mark the passing of a North Carolina college student credited with saving classmates by rushing a gunman firing inside their lecture hall. A memorial is scheduled Sunday evening for 21-year-old Riley Howell, who was fatally wounded while...
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In this May 23, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 10:07 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — David Belnap stood on his North Carolina college campus aching from the latest U.S. school shooting as he held a candle and wore a homemade T-shirt with "Riley Howell is a hero" written on the back. Howell died in his classroom Tuesday at the University of North Carolina-...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo provided by Matthew Westmoreland, Riley Howell, right, is seen. Authorities say Howell, 21, was killed after he tackled a gunman who opened fire in a classroom at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Police said a few students, including Howell, died and several others were injured. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Howell's actions likely saved the lives of other students. (Matthew Westmoreland via AP)
May 01, 2019 - 10:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Riley Howell had an athlete's physique and loved working outdoors on his family's farm. Ellis Parlier studied computer technology and liked video games. Both of them were wrapping up the semester in the same anthropology class at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte when...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2019, file photo, a patrol car is parked in front of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., where two student killed 12 classmates and a teacher in 1999. A coroner says Sol Pais, a Florida teenager obsessed with the Columbine school shooting, had already killed herself by the time authorities launched a manhunt for her after learning that she had traveled to Colorado just days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre, a coroner's report said Wednesday, May 1. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
May 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Florida teenager obsessed with the Columbine school shooting had already died by suicide by the time authorities launched a manhunt for her after learning that she had traveled to Colorado just days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre, a coroner's report said Wednesday. An...
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May 01, 2019 - 10:44 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow more classroom teachers to carry guns in school, the latest response to last year's mass shooting at a Parkland high school. The Republican-led House voted 65-47 on Wednesday to send the bill to GOP Gov. Ron...
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UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip DuBois receives a hug after a news conference regarding a deadly shooting on the campus earlier in the day, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)
April 30, 2019 - 11:21 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A shooting that killed two and wounded four at a North Carolina university left students scrambling for shelter and prompted fresh calls for ways to keep campuses safe. A vigil was planned for Wednesday on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where the...
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April 30, 2019 - 8:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a North Carolina university campus (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Police have identified the suspect in a fatal campus shooting as a 22-year-old man. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued a statement late Tuesday identifying the suspect as Trystan...
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April 30, 2019 - 3:54 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Reports of shots fired on a North Carolina university campus Tuesday prompted a lockdown and chaotic scenes in North Carolina's largest city. UNC Charlotte issued a campus lockdown late Tuesday afternoon, saying that shots had been fired. "Shots reported near kennedy. Run,...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 8:03 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft pick (all times local): 10 a.m. The father of a Washburn University football player who was killed in a weekend shooting in which a New York Giants draft pick was wounded...
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