Back to school: Harris County Precinct 4 deputies discuss school safety as Humble ISD students head back to class

HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) — More than 48,000 students in Humble ISD returned to school Tuesday, and for many parents, school safety is a top priority. Officers from Harris County Precinct 4 held a briefing Monday providing parents with information about their plans and saying they are ready to protect their children. Agent Mark Hermann said … Read more

Texas schools focus on back-to-school safety measures – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

What is so routine, almost cliche about starting school, from changing classes to navigating the building, feels strange nowadays. In recent years, going back to school has been an exercise in masks and social distancing. Finally, it seems like it’s just about finding the way to math class. At Reed High School in Duncanville, Principal … Read more

Parents raise concerns about school safety at Oak Hill Elementary School

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some Austin ISD parents are concerned about school safety at Oak Hill Elementary. Melissa Neslund said that she loves the community and the school staff, but school safety needs improvement. “We love this school and that is why we have stayed,” Neslund said. “Our children, and these teachers and staff deserve to … Read more

School Safety: Fort Bend County Asks Idle Law Enforcement Officers to Randomly Drop by Schools

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — With the new school year set to start soon, Fort Bend County officials are implementing a new plan to keep children safe at school. In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead, school officials and law enforcement have used the … Read more

Georgia instructor charged with fatal shooting of student

CARROLTON, Ga. — A college professor in Georgia has been charged with killing an 18-year-old student who was fatally shot while sitting in a car. The Carrollton Police Department said in a news release that Richard Sigman, 47, is charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of 18-year-old Anna Jones. Police said … Read more

Governor: Video of Uvalde ‘shocking’ account of police response

Austin, Texas– Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said again Thursday that he was initially misled about the police response to the Uvalde school massacre, calling recently leaked video of officers hesitating for more than an hour and “shocking.” not what he had been told when he had originally praised the officers. for a fast and brave … Read more

Gun applicants in NY will have to hand over social accounts

ALBANY, N.Y. — As missed warning signs in mass murder investigations mount, New York State is implementing a novel strategy to screen gun permit applicants. People seeking to carry concealed firearms will be required to submit their social media accounts for a “character and conduct” review. It’s an approach applauded by many Democrats and national … Read more

Gun Violence: Santa Fe School Victims Shooting Families Invited to White House to Sign Gun Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (KTRK) — Some Santa Fe families are heading to the White House to witness history. They were invited to watch as President Joe Biden signs the bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the most significant gun legislation passed in decades. “Very excited, we will all be at the White House on July 11,” said Christina … Read more

Texas leaders allocate $100.5 million for school safety and mental health before the 2023 legislative session

Just over a month after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, leaders announced on June 28 the transfer of more than $100 million in funding to increase school safety and mental health programs statewide. A total of $100.58 million will go to a variety of agencies and programs, including up to $5 million for … Read more

Florida school safety law goes into effect Friday – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – In just a few days, school safety measures will be tightened across the state. A new law focusing on mental health and emergency trainings will go into effect on Friday. READ MORE: Florida’s 15-week abortion ban is set to go into effect this week “Nothing we do will … Read more