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Friday, October 31st, 2014

Suspect who threatened to shoot up Miller Middle School makes bail

A man who authorities say threatened to shoot up Doris Miller Middle School was released from jail Tuesday after posting $87,000 in bonds, according to Hays County jail records.

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Group urges ban on use of Tasers, pepper spray in schools

Citing new federal guidelines and recent violent incidents between school police officers and students, a coalition of interest groups has asked the Texas Education Agency to ban the use of “less lethal” weapons, including Tasers and pepper...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

To beef up school security, lawmakers turn to firearms

While the federal government and other states ponder more rigorous gun control laws following the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, some legislators in Texas have taken the opposite approach. They have emphasized the need to make...

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Video: Texas schools as vulnerable as any, experts say

Founded in 1999 following the Columbine High School shootings, the Texas School Safety Center equips schools with research and training aimed at reducing violence.

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