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April 11, 2019
Tennessee lawmaker pulls his bill to arm teachers — for now
Rep. Ryan Williams says he may resurrect the controversial idea next year.
October 3, 2018
How Tennessee’s largest district plans to spend new money on school safety
The addition of state and local funds amount to a massive infusion of resources into a position district officials say has been essential for improving safety.
June 22, 2018
Happening at a campus near you: Here’s what the security review of every public school in Tennessee looks like
Aging school facilities and heightened safety concerns after Parkland are the drivers behind Tennessee’s unprecedented summertime inspection of all 1,800 of its schools.
May 25, 2018
Hiring more security officers in Memphis after school shootings could have unintended consequences
A new state law that bans local governments from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials could put school resource officers in an awkward position.
April 19, 2018
Memphis students mourn gun violence in own communities as they walk out during national protest
Martin Luther King Prep was one of more than 20 Memphis-area schools that staged walkouts Thursday and Friday as part of a larger national movement.
April 3, 2018
Bill to arm some Tennessee teachers with handguns killed in House committee
The vote ends the march of a bill that easily had cleared two legislative hurdles and was expected to reach the House floor.
April 2, 2018
Five things to know about school resource officers in Tennessee
Gov. Bill Haslam's task force on school safety has identified expanded coverage by trained school safety staff as an immediate priority after Parkland.
April 2, 2018
Memphis students move walkout up a day at request of Columbine families
Memphis student walkouts planned for the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado to protest gun violence will now be a day earlier.
March for Our Lives
March 23, 2018
Memphis students say Saturday protest is not just about school shootings. It’s about all gun violence.
The March for Our Lives stems from a school shooting in Florida, but students in cities like Memphis worry more about neighborhood shootings.
March 22, 2018
Impressed by Memphis students planning April walkout, Hopson gives his blessing
Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says Shelby County Schools won't punish students who walk out of school next month to protest gun violence.
March 20, 2018
Tennessee governor proposes $30 million for student safety plan
Tennessee joins the growing list of states taking similar actions after last month’s shooting rampage at a Florida high school.
Politics & Policy
March 13, 2018
Indy teens fighting gun violence are suddenly part of a national movement
For students at Warren Central High School, the deadly consequences of gun violence touched their lives last spring.
March 12, 2018
‘Really scared and extremely angry’: Why Colorado students are walking out of school Wednesday
Wednesday's walkouts are part of a national movement after the Parkland shooting.
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