Five Years After Newtown, School Security Hardens

Schools feel vulnerable to the threat of shootings and students must know what to do in case one happens. School lockdowns and active-shooter training are as commonplace as fire drills. Buzzers and locks have fortified school doors that were once left wide open. The sight of police officers in elementary schools is common. Some districts allow staff members to carry weapons for what they believe is an added layer of security.

Will U.S. School Safety Research Get The Axe?

Tucked away in Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget last week was a note that the White House was calling for a $54.8 million cut in school safety research. There was no explanation for the cut. When The Crime Report asked DOJ for an explanation, it said it was awaiting results of the earlier research.