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Post by kate520 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:07 pm

Sprout is concerned about this.
NORTHRIDGE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Cal State Northridge police have increased patrols after a handwritten note threatening a mass shooting was found on campus.

The note was discovered Monday night by a student inside a classroom in Sierra Hall. The letter stated that a shooting will take place Wednesday at CSUN - which is the first day of finals. The note threatens to kill as many people as possible.

The note also threatens to kill professors and teachers for "making students depressed."

The note came to police attention at 10:44 p.m., according to CSUN Police Chief Anne P. Glavin.
I told him that paragraph 2 was the best explanation. It’s a technique as old as colleges, I bet. Every year I attended George Mason there was a bomb threat right before finals. It got so we’d not even study, just prepared to bring all our materials home for Christmas and have a shitty break. :evil: :lol:





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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 am

Teenage suspect dead after active shooter situation at Indiana middle school, police say

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/us/richm ... index.html
The Richmond Community Schools district put all of its students on lockdown Thursday morning after "an active shooter situation" at an intermediate school in the Indiana city, according to a district spokeswoman.

Indiana State Police said in a tweet that the teenage suspect was killed. It was not clear how, but the agency said it would provide more details shortly.

"All students at Dennis Intermediate School are safe. Only the suspect is injured," the district said in a tweet.

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Dennis Intermediate is located in a heavily residential neighborhood in the city of about 37,000. Richmond is located near the Ohio border, about 70 miles east of Indianapolis.


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Post by Addie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:27 am

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Betsy DeVos's Commission Says A Way To Prevent School Shootings Is To Drop Disciplinary Protections For Minority Students

Her report also recommends schools adding "highly trained armed personnel" if schools chose to do so.


Federal officials who examined school safety in the wake of the Parkland high school massacre concluded that a top recommendation to prevent mass shootings is to rescind policies protecting black and other minority from being disciplined at disproportionate rates.

The Federal Commission on School Safety — formed after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida — was tasked with evaluating best practices to keep schools safe and compiling their recommendations in a report.

The report does not make any recommendations into changing state or federal gun laws and does not directly recommend arming teachers. Instead, it offered guidelines on arming "highly trained school personnel" if a school chooses to do so, particularly rural areas where police officers are miles away from schools and can take longer to respond.

An administration official told reporters on Tuesday that the report recommends rescinding the existing discipline guidance because, "the commission was concerned with ... the recurring narrative that students were afraid because individuals who had a history of anti-social or in some instances aggressive behavior were left unpunished."

The existing guidance, issued by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice in 2014, under then-president Barack Obama, alerted school districts that they could be in violation of civil rights if minority students were disciplined, including being suspended or expelled, at higher rates than white students.

The deadliest school shootings in recent history have been committed by white students.



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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:38 am

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A federal judge on Monday ruled that Broward County schools and the Sheriff’s Office were not legally obligated to protect and shield students in the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last February, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The outlet reports that U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom tossed out a lawsuit brought by 15 students who survived the school shooting that argued the Sheriff’s Office and the Broward school district had a legal duty to protect them during the massacre.

Bloom, however, reportedly ruled that the defendants were not constitutionally obligated to protect students who were not in custody.



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:00 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:38 am
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing ... tudents-in
A federal judge on Monday ruled that Broward County schools and the Sheriff’s Office were not legally obligated to protect and shield students in the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last February, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The outlet reports that U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom tossed out a lawsuit brought by 15 students who survived the school shooting that argued the Sheriff’s Office and the Broward school district had a legal duty to protect them during the massacre.

Bloom, however, reportedly ruled that the defendants were not constitutionally obligated to protect students who were not in custody.
So what exactly IS their job if not to "serve and protect?"



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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 pm

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#BREAKING: College of the Canyons - Valencia campus is currently on lockdown after reports of a woman with a rifle on campus.


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Baltimore Police: Man shot at Frederick Douglass High School on Gwynns Falls Pkwy; suspect taken into custody at scene.

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:03 pm

In Halifax, Nova Scotia-

Dismissal delayed at Dartmouth High School due to weapons complaint: police

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Police on scene of weapons complaint at Dartmouth High. Victoria Rd is currently closed from Thistle Street to Nantucket Ave. PLEASE AVOID THIS AREA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


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Post by Volkonski » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:13 pm

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Post by jemcanada » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:44 pm

This happened where I work last night while I was at work. Luckily the injuries shouldn’t be life threatening. One of the students wearing a hijab asked me if they were targeting certain groups or religions. I hadn’t even thought of that and then felt awful that they are living with such a fear.
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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:10 pm

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During a January school shooting drill in Monticello, Indiana, teachers were shot “execution style” with compressed-air-powered pellet guns, resulting in welts and broken skin, a representative of the state’s largest teachers union said Wednesday.

Gail Zeheralis, director of government relations for the Indiana State Teachers Association, revealed the story during a hearing on a school safety bill Wednesday before the state senate’s education committee. The ITSA is fighting to include language in the bill prohibiting the use of such projectiles in future drills.

In the teachers union’s words, Zeheralis told lawmakers that “During active shooter drill, four teachers at a time were taken into a room, told to crouch down and were shot execution style with some sort of projectiles – resulting in injuries to the extent that welts appeared, and blood was drawn.”



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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:19 pm

You didn't post the best part:

"The Indianapolis Star confirmed the claim with two unnamed teachers, one of whom said that members of the local sheriff’s office running the drill told them: “This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing [during an active shooter scenario].” The Star’s sources said teachers weren’t made aware ahead of time that they could be shot."

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Post by Volkonski » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:32 pm

Recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Graduate Struggling With PTSD Takes Her Own Life

https://ktla.com/2019/03/22/recent-marj ... s-suicide/
Sydney Aiello, 19, was close friends with Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 students killed when a gunman opened fire inside the Parkland, Florida school last year, WFOR in Miami reported.

Aiello’s mother told WFOR that her daughter suffered with “survivor’s guilt” and had recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Her mother said Aiello struggled to attend college classes since she was scared to be in a classroom. She said her daughter was sad, but never asked for help before killing herself.

Ryan Petty lost his daughter, Alaina, in the shooting. He’s focused a lot of effort on suicide prevention in the wake of the tragedy—worried that traumatized teens might take their own lives.
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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:53 pm

That's so sad. We forget that while most of us get to move on, those who were involved will never fully move on. :crying:



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:44 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:53 pm
That's so sad. We forget that while most of us get to move on, those who were involved will never fully move on. :crying:
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