FREDERICK, Md. – As two students recover from bullet wounds, a large-scale investigation is under way after a shooting outside Frederick High School. Shots were fired outside the school’s gym during a junior varsity basketball…
The trend of stationing police officers inside
schools is on the rise. At least three districts
in the D.C. metro area are publicly mulling an
increased security force, along with school
systems across the country.
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
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
Maryland state legislators have begun pushing for
police in schools, even as they propose laws to
eliminate assault weapons.
An official fund has been established for families
of the victims of the school shooting in Newtown,
Police in Prince George\’s and Montgomery counties
say residents will likely spot more police cars
around schools, but urge locals not to be alarmed.
In a crisis, experts say talking to children about the event is important, but must be done with sensitivity and awareness.
Across the D.C. region, police are working to
off potential threats like Monday\’s shooting at a
Baltimore County high school.
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