Posts Tagged School Safety

School safety: should students be screened for weapons before school?

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Lawmakers are about to debate efforts to keep schools safe in an era of school shootings. Michael Pope reports.


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Dems Say Gun Regulations Could Save Lives

general assembly coverage 2019On Monday, House Democrats outlined a set of legislative proposals dealing with gun safety. They say the measures are focused on saving lives. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Fixing Virginia’s School Counselor Ratio May Be Easier Said Than Done


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After several high-profile school shootings, lawmakers are trying to figure out how to make the classroom safer. But, they may be at odds over how much money to spend. Michael Pope reports.


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Virginia is a National Leader in School Safety, But There’s Still Room for Improvement


State lawmakers get a security tour of Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County. (Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ)

Although Virginia has taken school safety seriously, there’s still room for improvement. That’s what members of the Select Committee on School Safety, formed after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, heard today when they met for the second time. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Saying Gun Control is a Must, Va Dems Create Separate School Safety Group

unnamedAfter the shooting at a Florida high school, Republican leadership in Virginia’s General Assembly created a bipartisan work group on school safety. The group hasn’t even met yet, but Virginia Democrats are already criticizing it for not tackling gun control. Now, Democrats are starting their own group. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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Leaders in Richmond Are Punting School Safety Talks Until Next Year’s Session


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Lawmakers in Richmond may be about to wrap up their General Assembly session, but they’re already pushing school safety to next year. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with more.

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