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Montgomery County's public schools could feel every safer for students and staff if the County Council approves funding for a new security plan.
Riding side by side, family members of the Virginia Tech shooting victims and a team of cyclists from Newtown, Conn., made their way to Capitol Hill Tuesday seeking changes to the nation's gun laws and solidarity.
Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as Ban Assault Weapons Now, joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.
There is common ground among opposing sides as lawmakers tackle the issue of gun control, mental health and school safety.
The National Rifle Association says the Obama administration's proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre don't address the heart of the problem, advocating instead for better mental health care and vigorous prosecution of criminals who use guns.
Sandy Hook Elementary School students will return to a new school after winter break. To help make it a welcoming environment, the Connecticut PTSA is asking for paper snowflakes that volunteers will string throughout the school.
Anne Arundel County public schools reported mass absences Friday following rumors of a school shooting and in the wake of the Newtown massacre.
Gun sales have increased in the wake of the Connecticut shootings that gave rise to talk about new guns restrictions. And Friday morning, business was brisk at local gun shops in Virginia.
The residents of Newtown, Conn., are getting help from volunteers skilled in offering comfort. And they do it without saying a word.
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