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Region schools win state safety grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Northwest Indiana school corporations will be getting or keeping a school resource officer this fall, or buying additional school safety equipment -- thanks to a state grant.

June 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

Indiana school may be liable for shooting injuries

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a trial must be held to determine whether a central Indiana school corporation is liable for injuries suffered by two middle school students who were shot by another boy in a dispute over a girl.

May 19, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

LAKE STATION | With the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school in the rearview mirror, Indiana State Police's school safety liaison focused on threat assessment Wednesday during a training session in Lake Station.

April 16, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Richard Hogue, Indiana State Police school safety liaison, talks to local educators, school safety specialists and law enforcement personnel during a workshop Wednesday at Edison Junior-Senior High School in Lake Station.

April 16, 2014 10:08 am
Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Local educators, school safety specialists and law enforcement personnel attend a workshop on school safety Wednesday at Edison Junior-Senior High School in Lake Station.

April 16, 2014 10:12 am
Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Richard Hogue, Indiana State Police school safety liaison, talks to local law enforcement and school safety and administration personnel Wednesday at Edison Junior-Senior High School in Lake Station. Hogue, who has served more than 30 years as a teacher, coach and administrator, presented a …

April 16, 2014 10:07 am
Local leaders weigh in on school suicide prevention

Local leaders weigh in on school suicide prevention

When tragedies hit schools, districts throughout the region respond in a variety of ways.

April 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Pence approves education, career training, school safety laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed into law 20 proposals approved this month by the General Assembly that are intended to boost career education in Indiana, improve job prospects for Hoosiers and make schools safer.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm

Stand-your-ground may be coming to Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely next year to consider specifically adding schools to Indiana's existing "castle doctrine" law that permits Hoosiers to stand their ground and use deadly force to counter perceived threats to themselves, another person or their property.

September 24, 2013 3:34 pm Related

Indemnify those who must discuss mental health

I marvel at the disingenuousness of Linda Lawson in her Aug. 21 school safety op-ed.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am

Zoeller: New grants can fund school officers

In light of school shootings across the country, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is traveling the state encouraging school leaders to apply for a new state grant that will help fund school resource officer positions to enhance school safety.

August 20, 2013 5:30 pm

State study group issues school safety report

As the 2013-14 academic school year begins, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence  issued a statement Tuesday following the release of a School Safety Study Group report.

August 13, 2013 2:55 pm

Schools working to keep in compliance with safety measures

The coming of a new academic year has some school districts making sure they are complying with guidelines to keep their students safe from potential violence.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am
Lawmakers want answers from ISTEP+ test vendor

Lawmakers want answers from ISTEP+ test vendor

INDIANAPOLIS | The company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized test in Hoosier schools will be asked to explain why its online system repeatedly crashed during the April-May student exam period.

May 23, 2013 1:00 pm Related

Pence signs school safety grants, 40 other measures into law

INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 07, 2013 2:00 pm Related
Legislature meets into the night to complete its work

Legislature meets into the night to complete its work

INDIANAPOLIS | Following four months of proposing, reviewing, bargaining, deal-making and voting, state lawmakers settled on final versions of legislation Friday for most of the remaining issues of the 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly.

April 26, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Lawmakers set to approve state budget, adjourn for year

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly early this morning was on the verge of approving a two-year state budget plan that reduces taxes on Hoosiers by $1.1 billion.

April 26, 2013 11:00 pm Related

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Speedway loan plan requires second lap to pass

INDIANAPOLIS | It took two tries, but the Indiana House approved legislation Monday providing $200 million in loans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other Hoosier motorsports companies.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Indiana House kills potentially fatal plan

The Indiana General Assembly's shoot-from-the-hip idea of having secret armed personnel carry guns in schools, like air marshals, had a number of serious flaws, one of them potentially fatal.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

Schools may get secret waivers for gun mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Volunteers packing concealed, loaded firearms and known only to school board members soon may be patrolling the hallways of every public or charter elementary and high school in Indiana, or at least Hoosiers will be made to think so.

April 09, 2013 12:40 pm
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