school shootings

First responders gave some local teachers a class on what to do in case they are ever in the middle of a school shooting.
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Justin Udo
October 23, 2018 - 2:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — First responders gave some local teachers a class on what to do in case they are ever in the middle of a school shooting. According to the nonpartisan organization Everytown , there have been at least 72 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in the U.S. this year. "...
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Hadas Kuznits
September 15, 2018 - 7:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia's City Hall is the new temporary home to a statue calling for the end of gun violence in schools. Julia Spore, founder of the Philadelphia Students Demand Action event, was outside City Hall Saturday talking about the statue, "The Last Lockdown." "The...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies at a House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File
August 23, 2018 - 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and educators. If approved, the plan would likely generate a lot of controversy at a time...
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Lucas Morton, center, pleads not guilty to child abuse charges in state district court in Taos, N.M., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018.
AP Photo/Morgan Lee
August 08, 2018 - 9:06 pm
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A father arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday. The allegations against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj came to light as authorities...
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Molly Daly
June 27, 2018 - 8:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a phone news conference Wednesday to discuss the initial findings of the state's School Safety Task Force, created by Gov. Tom Wolf in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. About $60 million has been earmarked to...
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Hospital Generic
May 30, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The devastating impact of the tragic schools shootings that our country has been experiencing is having an impact in health care as well. Hospitals are increasingly...
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Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 22, 2018 - 12:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state Senate is considering legislation that would create a program to allow anonymous reporting of school safety threats. A scheduled vote Tuesday was postponed until next month because some senators want more time to review the bill. The fast-tracked, bi-...
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Four Cherry Hill school officers are fully armed.
David Madden
April 24, 2018 - 9:15 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Officers patrolling the halls of Cherry Hill's two public high schools are now carrying weapons, just one step in a larger plan to increase security throughout the district. Unarmed school cops have covered the halls at Cherry Hill East and West for more than 30...
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