April 26, 2018

Trump Administration Urged to End Obama-Era ‘Misstep’ of School Leniency Rules for Minority Students.

Civil rights and education experts continue to urge the Trump administration to scrap an Obama-era school leniency policy that coerced school districts into limiting reports of minority students’ assaultive and threatening behavior. Under the Obama policy, in place now in more than 50 school districts throughout the country, students whose behavior would have previously drawn […]

Trump Administration Urged to End Obama-Era ‘Misstep’ of School Leniency Rules for Minority Students.

Civil rights and education experts continue to urge the Trump administration to scrap an Obama-era school leniency policy that coerced school districts into limiting reports of minority students’ assaultive and threatening behavior. Under the Obama policy, in place now in more than 50 school districts throughout the country, students whose behavior would have previously drawn […]

These Four Cultural Changes Are Behind the Increase in School Shootings.

The Shifts Behind the Shootings During briefings as a patrol officer, I scanned the crime reports from the prior week, looking for patterns, trends and changes. If, for example, I discovered an increase in car burglaries on the west side of town, I would ask the simple question: What shifted in the past few weeks […]

The Remarkable Difference Between These Two School Shootings.

Why Guns IN Schools Save Lives There will be no more school shootings at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. There may be additional future shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida. The reasons for these assertions are many: Broward County employs deputy sheriffs who stood around and […]

WALSH: This Story Proves Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt Why Every School Needs Armed Security.

I think we need to stop and reflect on this story before the media buries it. A shooter opened fire at Great Mills High School in Maryland but he was cut short by an armed security officer. He managed to injure two people before he was “engaged,” according to the sheriff, and quickly neutralized. Of […]

[UPDATED] School Shooting At Maryland High School; Shooter Fatally Shot By Armed School Resource Officer.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m. EST: Sheriff Tim Cameron has confirmed that the student shooter was fatally shot by the trained school resource officer, according to The Associated Press. BREAKING: Sheriff: Resource officer fired at Maryland high school shooter who was fatally shot. — The Associated Press (@AP) March 20, 2018 Original story: On Tuesday morning, authorities […]

Pollak: School Walkout for Gun Control Likely Violated Constitution.

The national school walkout for gun control that took place at many public schools across the country Wednesday likely violated the Constitution. That is because the government — in this case, public schools — made a special accommodation for a political viewpoint that it would not make for the opposing view, or for any other […]

House passes school gun violence bill, one month after Florida school shooting.

The House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to prevent gun violence in schools, though Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled chamber made clear earlier in the day that they have no plans to impose any gun bans. The unofficial vote on the STOP School Violence Act was 407 to 10. “We […]

Here’s a Rundown of President Trump’s School Safety Plan.

The White House has released details of President Trump’s plan to harden America’s schools and to prevent future school shootings. According to officials, a number of approaches will be taken to address the issue. The President addressed the issue on Twitter Monday morning. Very strong improvement and strengthening of background checks will be fully backed […]

From Obama To Parkland: Remembering Eric Holder, Arne Duncan And The New Public School Policy?

As new information surfaces daily on the broken-ness that led up to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, shock and disgust along with sadness continues to permeate across the nation. Not only have we been told, as part of the ongoing investigation, that the school resource officer never entered the building while gunfire was blasting but there […]

Betsy DeVos: Dept. Of Ed To Review Obama-Era School Discipline Reform Policy.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday Night that the Obama-era school discipline reform policy is now under review. “We are studying that rule. We need to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn in a safe and nurturing environment. And all students means all students,” DeVos told host Lesley […]

Study: School Shootings Are Not On The Rise, Incidents Involving Students Declining Since 1990s.

The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has triggered a new call for gun control. On February 14, Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people. It’s tragic. It shouldn’t happen. And it shouldn’t have happened; state, federal, and local officials had multiple opportunities to stop Cruz from committing this shooting. Yet, […]

Parkland: Wait–It Took How Long For Police To Actually Enter The Florida High School On Day Of The Shooting? UPDATE: Sheriff’s Department ‘Rotten To The Core’?

Disgraced Parkland School Resource Officer Told Fellow Cops To Keep 500 Feet Away. UPDATE: National Review’s Charles Cooke did not mince words about his feelings on the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. They’re “rotten to the core.” Deputy Scot Peterson, who refused to help in Parkland, knew that the shots were coming from inside the building […]

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioners: Obama-Era School Leniency Policy Brings ‘Fear’ and ‘Danger’

Two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights say the Obama-era school leniency policy that discourages reports of threatening behavior by minority students to law enforcement is dangerous. “Many schools that have adopted lenient disciplinary policies – i.e., defining offenses down so that blacks and Hispanics aren’t suspended or expelled at significantly higher rates than […]

Marco Rubio Urges Revision of Obama-Era School Discipline Policy that Discourages Reporting Student Threats.

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is urging the Trump administration’s Departments of Justice and Education to revise the Obama-era school discipline policy that discourages school districts from reporting threats to law enforcement in the name of social justice for minority students. Rubio writes in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting rampage by former Marjory […]

ISIS-inspired teen tries to detonate bomb at Utah high school…

Police: Teen attempted to detonate explosive device at Pine View, researched ISIS ST. GEORGE, Utah — UPDATE: Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday, that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury […]

How Obama school discipline guidelines allowed school shooter to buy gun despite troubling past.

Lenient school discipline policies implemented by the Obama administration allowed the Parkland, Florida, school shooter to maintain a clean record that allowed him to purchase the gun he used to kill 17 people, a report by RealClearInvestigations shows. ‘Restorative justice’ The lenient discipline policies stem from an effort to reduce overall numbers and racial disparities […]

Teacher Coalition Seeks to End Obama School Discipline Policy: ‘A Lot of Fear in Schools’

The school discipline policy that may have allowed Nikolas Cruz to escape arrest by Broward County law enforcement and ultimately purchase the firearm he used to kill 17 people is in effect in over 50 school districts across the country. “He probably wouldn’t have been able to buy the murder weapon if the school had […]

President Trump Empowers Americans to Stop School Shooters.

There isn’t an hour that isn’t dominated by the controlled informational hysteria waged by the media. The better things are, the more weaponized hysteria pours out of the press. Britain during the Blitz didn’t have the sense of crisis that viewers get from 5 minutes of CNN. The rising economy, consumer confidence, terror victories and […]

One Texas School District Is Already Arming Its Teachers, And The Signs Posted Outside The Schools Say It All

A Texas school district isn’t waiting around for lawmakers to make up their minds on whether arming teachers is a good idea–they’ve already decided that it is. Callisburg Independent School District in Callisburg, Texas, began their “guardian” program a few years ago, which allows teachers to volunteer to carry concealed firearms on school grounds. Superintendent […]

Gov. Rick Scott Pushes Firearm Confiscation Orders, Opposes Arming Teachers for School Safety

Gov. Rick Scott (R) is pushing firearm confiscation orders and stands opposed to the suggestion that teachers should be armed for school safety. CNN reports that Scott is pushing a “Violent Threat Restraining Order,” which are similar to California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders in that they a designed to secure court orders to confiscate firearms […]

It’s Too Late – Broward County School Board Beginning to Admit Their Mistakes?…

As expected – buried deep inside a Miami Herald article about the Parkland school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, and a school board questioning their progressive policies, we find the following: […]  Absent Cruz’s school records, it is hard to say precisely when Cruz’s behavior became an acute problem for teachers and administrators. Disciplinary reports obtained by […]

School Children in Danger Under Obama’s Fundamentally Transformed FBI

The particulars about protecting innocents from mass murder at schools, concerts, marathons etc. are not part of FBI training. The horrific Valentine’s Day massacre that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, leaving 14 more injured, proves it. There are some 35,000 employees (not all agents) working for […]

Donald Trump Hosts Emotional Listening Session on School Shootings with Parents and Students.

President Donald Trump hosted students and families affected by school shootings at the White House for an emotional listening session on what needed to be done to protect schools. “We’re going to do something about this horrible situation that is going on … I want to listen, and after I listen, we can get things […]

Florida’s ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Bluntly Explains Why School Violence Is Out Of Control

Kelly Guthrie Raley has been teaching for 20 years and currently educates kids at Eustis Middle School in Lake County, Florida. Just last month she was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. The day after the horrific shooting that took place at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she posted a rant […]

Teacher pens FB post about Florida school shooting. It’s gone mega-viral for all the right reasons.

Kelly Guthrie Raley was named “Teacher of the Year” at her Florida school, Eustis Middle School, for the 2017-2018 school year last month, according to Fox News. But now she’s being recognized for her cultural commentary following the tragic Florida school shooting. In a Facebook post that’s gone mega-viral, Ms. Raley analyzes American culture at-large […]

How Can We Stop School Shootings?

It was March 1999, and I had taken a part-time reporter job at the Columbine Community Courier, a weekly paper in Littleton, Colorado.  Before working for the paper on a regular basis, I went off with my family on a long planned mission trip to Honduras.  There we worked on a few projects, then did some sightseeing. In Copan, […]

Students in West Texas school district ‘feel safe’ at school — the reason why will prevent shooting

Parents and students feel safe at schools in a West Texas school district because staff are armed and there are signs warning would-be shooters outside each school. (Image source: KFDA-TV screenshot) After another tragic school shooting, this time in Florida, many Second Amendment advocates say they believe placing concealed weapons in the hands of highly […]

Hillary Clinton Claims There Have Been ‘Over 230’ School Shootings Since 2012 — She’s Off By About 200

Hillary Clinton tweeted out a misleading statistic in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting this week in Florida. Clinton tweeted a claim that there have been “over 230” school shootings since the Sandy Hook shooting, which occurred in 2012. The statistic comes from the gun control group Everytown. The statistic is misleading because it […]

BOTCHED: FBI Admits “Protocols Were Not Followed” To Escalate Tip About High School Gunman Nikolas Cruz

In a statement released Friday, the FBI says ‘protocols were not followed,’ to escalate a tip the bureau received about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman Nikolas Cruz. “We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding […]

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