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‘It’s No Different Than a Seatbelt in a Car’

In addition to bulletproof whiteboards, some U.S. schools are weighing the benefits of adopting uniforms lined with ballistic material that can stop a 9 mm bullet traveling at 400 meters per second.

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Police in Schools Do More Harm Than Good

Schools patrolled by cops see a surge in criminal charges against students for behavior that used to be handled in the principal’s office, and police presence does not make students safer, some youth advocates and legal professionals say.

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Maximum Mayhem on His Mind

It’s hard for me to accept that the right to “keep and bear arms” extends to the kind of arsenal that Adam Lanza—and his mother, Nancy, whom he also killed—assembled and kept in their home.

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 READ MORE



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How Schools Are Becoming Prisons

The school-to-prison pipeline is under fire for its over-the-top thuggishness, but officials are responding to massacres like the one in Newtown by pushing to make campuses more prison like. Bay Area journalist and author Annette Fuentes discusses the phenomenon she documented in her book “Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse.”

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