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Texas School Safety Center


Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

McKenna honored at White House

Texas State research specialist Joe McKenna was honored at the White House on Tuesday as a “Champion of Change for Community Preparedness and Resilience.”

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.