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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

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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

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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.
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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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

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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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NEW: Police arrest a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the online threats made against Charlottesville schools, Charlottesville Police said. http://abcn.ws/2JxZUzQ
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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."

Nice. :madguy:


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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

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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

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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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Nearly 20 years after the mass shooting at Columbine High School, students there are putting stickers on their ID & cellphones to indicate their desire for images of their bodies to be publicized & shared if they are killed by gun violence.
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Post by Volkonski » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:22 am

Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats
Some Colorado districts are evaluating an average of four threats per school day. Administrators say the process is sound, but others worry students' civil rights are trampled in the rush to protect schools from liability.


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A Colorado Sun investigation to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Columbine shooting found the number of threat assessments at Colorado school districts has surged in recent years, multiplying more than tenfold in some districts. School officials say they are a necessary step to prevent student violence of all types, including the worst-case scenario, a mass shooting like Columbine, which left 13 victims dead and woke the nation to the possibility that classrooms could become killing grounds.

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In Jefferson County, threat assessments numbered just 43 in the 2007-08 school year and already have surpassed 800 this year. Denver Public Schools completed 815 threat assessments last year, up from 94 in 2008. Aurora was up to 539 last year, from 80 just three ago.

Even small districts are experiencing the increase — Cortez school officials assessed 20 threats last year, compared with just two five years ago.

The volume and seriousness of threats has led school districts to create their own security forces, hire additional staff to triage the threats and partner with local law enforcement.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:47 pm

Columbine High, more than 20 other Jeffco schools on lockout as FBI leads investigation of “credible threat”
Denver’s Grant Ranch ECE-8 School also on lockout, district says


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There was “no threat to a specific school,” Taplin said.

Other school districts and Denver-area police departments are monitoring the situation. Grant Ranch ECE-8 School is the only Denver school that was placed on lockout, said Will Jones, a Denver Public Schools spokesman.

“We too are taking this threat seriously,” Aurora police said in a tweet. “…we are increasing police presence at our schools.”

All Jeffco schools will release students on schedule with increased security staff on site, the district said in a tweet. All after-school activities will go on as scheduled, except for at Columbine High School, where all after-school activities have been canceled.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:16 pm

Sol Pais, woman sought after alleged Columbine school threats, is dead

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Sol Pais, the 18-year-old woman suspected of making threats towards Denver-area schools including Columbine High School, is dead, CBS News has confirmed. Investigators closed in on the teen Wednesday near the Echo Lake Lodge at the base of Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, CBS Denver reports. The circumstances of her death weren't immediately clear.

The alleged threats led to the closure of school for more than half a million students on Colorado's Front Range Wednesday.

The threats came days before the 20th anniversary of the deadly shooting at Columbine High School.


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Sol Pais, the 18-year-old Florida woman who FBI officials said was “infatuated with Columbine” and whose presence in Colorado triggered hundreds of schools to close, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound off of a trail at the base of Mount Evans, Clear Creek County Sheriff Rick Albers said.

A source told The Denver Post that Pais was spotted running naked through the woods near the base of Mount Evans shortly before she killed herself Wednesday morning.

However, Albers said Pais was clothed and already dead when law enforcement officials found her.

Pais was alone and a shotgun was found nearby, Albers said.
FBI Denver says a news conference at 2PM.



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We are currently investigating a situation at Brighton High School. While there is no immediate danger to the public we are asking you avoid the area. As a precautionary measure, other @SD27J schools are being put on lockdown. We will provide more information as soon as we can.

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We are evacuating students as a precautionary measure. Re-unification for parents will be at St Augustine’s Church.
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We are working with @SD27J to coordinate re-unification. We are asking parents to stay away from the area. We will keep you posted.


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Brighton High School on lockdown while police investigate report of a student with a weapon http://www.9news.com/mobile/article/new ... 26ebc2b969 … vía @9NEWS


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DEVELOPING: Two suspects are in custody and authorities are engaging a third after multiple victims were shot at a Colorado school, a law enforcement source tells @ABC News. https://abcn.ws/2H3INBt
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office received reports that shots were fired at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, according to a tweet. At least two people are believed to be injured, according to the sheriff's office.

The charter school teaches kindergarten through 12th grade, ABC Denver affiliate KMGH reported.

One concerned mother named Kelly told KMGH that her sixth-grade son got out of the school but her third-grade daughter was still inside.

The school was surrounded by first responders, Kelly said.


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