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School violence is a growing concern, here’s some ways to resolve it

Joey Melvin, Director of Center for Safe Schools, said school violence is everything from an assault to a school shooting, serious injury, or death that was caused by a someone or multiple people. He also said, that the high impact school violence events are extremely low frequency but may be taking place because of what’s taking place in the school’s community, peer pressure, mental health issues, and more.

By Aniya Faulcon

Pennsylvania students begin first fully in-person school year since 2019

Officials point to teacher/student safety and learning loss as top priorities
By Merideth Bucher/WITF

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Pa. gives out school safety funding for a second year, demands remain strong

For a second year, Pennsylvania’s School Safety and Security Committee has approved more than $60 million in school safety funding.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

One year in, crisis center to stop school violence in Pa. has fielded more than 40,000 tips

The partnership between Sandy Hook Promise and the state Attorney General's office aims to prevent mass shootings and help children dealing with problems.
By Brett Sholtis

Pa.’s Safe Schools Report provides plenty of numbers, but critics question their accuracy

Currently, the Safe Schools Report provides the number of crimes committed at each school, the number of arrests made, and the types of crimes committed from the previous academic year.

By Jana Benscoter/PennLive

‘Shooting people is deescalation’: Three days with teachers training to use guns in schools

Arming teachers to prevent or lessen the death toll of mass shootings is a controversial proposition, and the training teachers receive before being authorized to carry guns in the classroom is one of the biggest sources of debate.

By Jen Kinney/Keystone Crossroads