Parkland Shooting Follow-Up: School Massacre Commission Set To Discuss ‘School Hardening,’ Response to Cruz
In other news on how to make schools more safe, few rural districts in South Dakota and Wyoming are arming teachers, and a new survey says 25 percent of students are "very worried" about a school shooting.
The Associated Press:
School Massacre Commission To Discuss Campus Safety
The state commission investigating the Florida school massacre will discuss improving campus safety and hear about education and health privacy laws. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission begins its monthly two-day meeting Wednesday. The 14 members will hear from experts on "school hardening" and state and federal privacy laws. (8/8)
In 2 Rural States That Let Teachers Carry Guns, Few Schools Take Part
Officials in rural states like South Dakota and Wyoming told President Donald Trump’s school safety commission on Tuesday that few school districts have taken advantage of state laws there to train and arm teachers. The lack of participation comes despite a ringing endorsement from the president, who touted the idea of arming trained school staff after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., earlier this year that left 17 people dead. (Emma, 8/7)
Where Do Young Americans Stand On Guns?
Teens are divided on how they feel about guns, but largely support a wide range of safety protections, according to a recent text messaging survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers. In the survey, published in JAMA Pediatrics, a third of 772 young people (the average respondent age was 18-years-old) said they were against having guns in the home. (Santhanam, 8/7)