Education issues

In a photo from Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Detroit, Alondra Alvarez, a student at Western International High School, goes through a metal detector and has her backpack checked as she enters the school. Experts say metal detectors and other security measures put in place decades ago to quell gang and other violence in many urban schools have made them tough targets for mass shootings by troubled students or outsiders. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 19, 2018 - 1:52 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alondra Alvarez lives about five minutes from her high school on Detroit's southwest side but she drives there instead of walking because her mother fears for her safety. Once the 18-year-old enters the building, her surroundings take on a more secure feel almost immediately as she...
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In a photo from Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Detroit, Alondra Alvarez, a student at Western International High School, goes through a metal detector and has her backpack checked as she enters the school. Experts say metal detectors and other security measures put in place decades ago to quell gang and other violence in many urban schools have made them tough targets for mass shootings by troubled students or outsiders. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 19, 2018 - 1:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Schools around the U.S. are looking for ways to impose tougher security measures in the wake of last month's school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead. And they don't have to look further than urban districts such as Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York that installed...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo, Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded. More than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation. But the recommendation was never acted upon. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
March 18, 2018 - 11:37 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Documents show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida high school rampage that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon. Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, March 14, 2018 file photo, Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded. More than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation. But the recommendation was never acted upon. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
March 18, 2018 - 11:33 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Documents obtained by The Associated Press show some officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's shooting rampage at a Florida high school that they decided he should be forcibly committed. But the recommendation was never acted upon...
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File - In this Oct. 4, 2010, file photo, Seaside City Council member Dennis Alexander speaks during an election forum in Seaside, Calif. Alexander, teacher and Mayor Pro-tem in Northern California accidentally fired his gun in a classroom, injuring three students, police said. Alexander, who is also a reserve police officer, was pointing the gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged Tuesday, March 13, 2018, inside his classroom at Seaside High School, KSBW-TV reported. The Seaside Police Department said no one suffered "serious injuries."(David Royal/ Monterey County Herald via AP, File)
March 17, 2018 - 7:11 pm
SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — A teacher at a Northern California high school has apologized for accidentally firing a gun inside his classroom, causing minor injuries to three students. Dennis Alexander, who is also an elected member of the Seaside City Council and a reserve officer for a nearby police...
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Workers stand next to a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge, Friday, March 16, 2018 near Florida International University in the Miami area. The new pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath massive slabs of concrete and steel, killing and injuring several people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 17, 2018 - 12:08 pm
MIAMI (AP) — An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn't picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said Friday. The...
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Actress Charlize Theron speaks at an event at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Theron said Saturday that the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or otherwise "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous." (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 17, 2018 - 8:25 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Actress Charlize Theron says the idea of arming teachers after recent U.S. school shootings or "adding more guns" to the situation is "so outrageous." The South African says: "I have a very personal experience with gun violence. I lost my father to gun violence."...
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Moderator Vijita Patel, left, joins Parkland High School students Lewis Mizen, second left, Suzanna Barna, third left, and Kevin Trejos, right, in a moment of silence at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Student survivors of a Florida high school shooting took their message calling for greater gun safety measures abroad for the first time on Saturday, sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 17, 2018 - 5:56 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The...
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Moderator Vijita Patel, left, joins Parkland High School students Lewis Mizen, second left, Suzanna Barna, third left, and Kevin Trejos, right, in a moment of silence at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Student survivors of a Florida high school shooting took their message calling for greater gun safety measures abroad for the first time on Saturday, sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 17, 2018 - 5:09 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting took their message abroad for the first time on Saturday, calling for greater gun safety measures and sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The Feb. 14 attack...
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March 17, 2018 - 3:16 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Student survivors of Florida's high school shooting took their message calling for greater gun safety measures abroad for the first time on Saturday, sharing with educational professionals from around the world their frightening experience. The Feb. 14 attack that...
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