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There will be extra police officers Monday around school campuses in Bridgeport, northwest of Fort Worth. Someone reportedly posted a threat about a school in the district on social media over the weekend. view article arw

A football game between an El Paso high school and Plano Senior High has been canceled following "safety concerns" from Plano ISD. The suspected gunman in the El Paso mass shooting graduated from Plano Senior High. Plano school district officials said Thursday they canceled the game that was scheduled Sept. 6 against El Paso's Eastwood High in Plano. view article arw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs.  The measures used to shield 24-year-old shooter Connor Betts' school records and whatever is on his juvenile rap sheet were intended to protect people's privacy as they move from childhood into their adult lives. view article arw

About 190 students and staff at Canutillo High School will be tested for tuberculosis after public health officials said Thursday that they "may have had close contact with someone with active TB." The City of El Paso Department of Public Health called the situation "a possible Tuberculosis exposure."  It said those at the school need to be screened through a blood test to determine if they were indeed exposed to the bacterial disease that primarily affects the lungs. view article arw

Members of the commission investigating last year's Florida high school massacre ripped into the district's superintendent, saying he's not doing enough to assure campus security, particularly at charter schools. view article arw

In 2007, two governments set into motion a massive public health experiment. One was the state of Texas, where lawmakers rejected a mandate to vaccinate adolescent girls against human papillomavirus, or HPV, a near-ubiquitous sexually transmitted infection that causes cervical cancer. For more than a decade since, the number of Texas adolescents vaccinated against HPV has remained low. view article arw

As students head back to school this week, districts around the High Plains region are dealing with a problem: more and more students are using electronic cigarettes. Data from the CDC shows that in 2018, 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students have used e-cigarettes. view article arw

A Cy-Fair ISD assistant principal asked to leave campus over nude photos of himself circulating online was cleared on a criminal background check, despite having a conviction for indecent exposure. view article arw

Somerset High School teachers are not due in the classroom for a couple of weeks but on Wednesday morning, they found themselves in a position to learn skills that could help them save lives. A SWAT team, police officers with the Somerset Independent School District and other first responders joined together to put on a jarring exercise that taught teachers how to respond if there is an active shooter situation on campus. view article arw

As first-day-of-school preparations ramped up Monday, Bridgeport elementary teachers and staff took a break from lesson plans and decorating colorful classrooms to learn how to properly fasten a tourniquet. Welcome to 2019. view article arw

It's a frightening reality: these CCISD campus officers are practicing simulated scenarios for real-life active-shooter situations on a school campus. "We've partnered up with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office. They've got some officers out here and will be out here all week," CCISD police officer Jose Olivares said. "We're going to do some cross training on active shooter awareness. God forbid something happens here in Corpus/Nueces County and we have to go in and eliminate a threat." view article arw

With the recent mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton, safety is at the forefront of parents teachers and students brains. Earlier today we asked you if you felt your child was safe in a school in the case of an active shooter situation. view article arw

With the new school year starting up around the North Texas area, Granbury ISD joins about a third of Texas school districts in allowing teachers to carry guns. view article arw

A longtime Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) official has been tabbed to take over Hays CISD’s Director of Safety and Security position. Jeri Skrocki, who has been with the HCSO since 1989, was hired by the district in July, filling the role held by Mountain City Mayor Phillip Taylor, who was killed in a vehicle wreck in March. view article arw

Spring Hill ISD had heightened security as its first day back to school began today following a threat was made against the district Tuesday night. Superintendent Wayne Guidry said administration was made aware of the threat a little after 9 p.m. Tuesday. A parent sent a photo of the threat, which was made on social media, to district officials. view article arw

Students, teachers and parents will be getting used to a host of new security enhancements at all the Boerne school district campuses. Hector Hernandez, Boerne ISD's security coordinator, said students and teachers returned to the classroom on Wednesday for the start of the 2019-2020 school year, knowing campuses were safer today than they were last school year. "Obviously the district spent a lot of money trying to button down the campuses," said Hector Hernandez, who joined Boerne ISD in August 2018 as the head of district security. "We started assessing things that could be improved as soon as I was brought on." view article arw

As kids in Lumberton head back to school, they were welcomed by a sign that warned students there are now employees on campus allowed to carry concealed handguns and use them if necessary. "A good guy with a gun is better that a bad guy with a gun," Lumberton parent Lowell Myers said. The Lumberton School Board approved the new program about a year ago. Interested staff volunteered to carry concealed handgun, and from the pool administrators selected staff to be trained. view article arw

 A 17-year-old charged with making a terroristic threat targeting a United Airlines flight from Houston is currently enrolled as a junior at Atascocita High School, school district officials confirmed. view article arw

The Brazos County Sheriff’s Office is beginning its third year running College Station ISD's School Resource Deputy program. Sgt. Jacob Yarter is the sergeant in charge. He says his team has learned that “it’s all about the kids.” view article arw

The recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso have frightened residents in communities across the country. The Reporter spoke with Glen Rose ISD Assistant Superintendent Tommy Corcoran to talk about measures that faculty and staff are taking to keep students safe as a new school year approaches. Here are six things to know: view article arw

Campuses throughout Austin ISD received a collective $14 million in security upgrades over the summer. The money comes from a more than $1 billion bond voters passed in 2017. Of that money, $6 million was spent upgrading security cameras. The money is also going to create a secure, single point of entry at all campuses — that includes an intercom and security cameras outside a locked door. view article arw

Lubbock Independent School District will introduce a new program on 11 campuses that target students to learn social and emotional skills that they can use inside and outside the classroom. This program will include students from Kindergarten to Seniors in high school. The goal is to teach kids skills they need to learn and develop over the course of their lives. “We’ve seen an increase in things like depression and anxiety among students. A lot of our kids function in kind of high stress environments where they feel like there’s a lot of pressure for them to do the right thing or make the right decisions,” said Martha Dodge, Emotional Learning Coordinator for Lubbock ISD. view article arw

Students in Fort Bend County are gearing up to head back to school. As they make their way into the classroom, students will notice some changes around the school to help keep them safe. From new ID badges to emergency call boxes, here are some of the new security measures the Fort Bend Independent School District is implementing to help make school a safe place for students and staff: view article arw

Austin ISD board members approved a new contract to help students get mental health assistance in schools. At the Aug. 12 board meeting, trustees looked over proposals from three firms: view article arw

College Station ISD students will be back in the classroom beginning Thursday, August 15. On Tuesday, Superintendent Clark Ealy appeared on Brazos Valley This Morning to discuss drug testing at the high school, the new elementary school and recent measures to address mental health. view article arw

In the wake of recent mass killings— particularly in El Paso — a Texas gun store is facing backlash over an outdoor sign advertising a "back to school sale," KTRK-TV reported. view article arw

It's the first day of school for Granbury ISD students. Students are feeling the heat, but school staff are packing it. Signs posted around schools in Granbury ISD are letting people know that staff members may be armed. Granbury, which is southwest of Fort Worth, joins a growing list of Texas school districts allowing staff to carry firearms. view article arw

The San Antonio Independent School District is excited about some new technology on their busses to keep your kids safe. Nathan Graf, Senior Executive Director of Transportation for the SAISD explains the things these new buses can do is unlike anything you've ever seen view article arw

It is the district's goal "day in, day out." "We want to provide a safe learning environment where kids can come in and feel safe learning, and we want our teachers to feel safe teaching," Rick Saldana, Lubbock-Cooper ISD's Chief of Police, said. The district has made several upgrades to its existing security, Saldana said. That includes video cameras throughout each campus, secure door systems and a phone app that notifies campus employees of an emergency. view article arw

As students start to head back to school across North Texas, safety is top of mind with the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. The Dallas ISD police chief tried to calm concerns on Monday as he talked to a room filled with some parents and school administrators. view article arw

Texoma school districts are working to address mental health in the classroom by training staff and making counseling more accessible. The Bowie ISD School Board put together a behavioral assessment team at the beginning of last school year. They are now sending more counselors to receive training on how to spot the signs of a troubled student and how to help them. view article arw

Attorneys representing a teenager charged in a school shooting last year at a Texas high school are seeking a mental evaluation, saying their client cannot understand the legal proceedings against him. Dimitrios Pagourtzis is charged with capital murder for the May 2018 attack at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead and wounded more than a dozen others. view article arw

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo Fire Department and other medical organizations introduced “Stop the Bleed” kits to schools in the Amarillo Independent School District and Canyon Independent School District today. In order to respond to traumatic bleeding situations much quicker in school systems across the United States, the “Stop the Bleed” initiative was established.  This program focuses on training for simple, life-saving techniques in the event of any life-threatening bleeding. view article arw

La Feria ISD says police have told them the search for a suspicious person in the area has been suspended. The lockdown at five schools is lifted. All students activities have been cancelled for today. Our Lady of the Lake University RGV closed its campus for the day as a precaution. Classes will resume on Tuesday. #RGV view article arw

New for the 2019-20 school year, Coppell ISD is using a new application and background check process for all volunteers in the district using the same software used for employee background checks. view article arw