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School Shooting

people try to lock a door in a classroom
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A measure aimed at making classrooms safer in the event of a school shooting is gaining speed in the Illinois General Assembly.

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Illinois State University is increasing efforts to train faculty and students to Run, Hide, or Fight if an active shooter comes to campus. This comes eight months after the deadliest high school shooting in the U.S.

Protest at NCHS for gun control
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In this era of high profile school shootings, it's more important than ever that schools train for such a crisis.

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At least 10 people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a small-town Texas high school, in what Gov. Greg Abbott called "probably the worst disaster ever to strike this community."

Ten others were wounded in the morning attack at Santa Fe High School.

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The U.S. House has approved a bill to improve school safety in the wake of the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.

Students at guns rally
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Hundreds of Bloomington-Normal students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to demand that lawmakers act to stop gun violence in schools.

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Plans are taking shape for Bloomington-Normal high schoolers to participate in a national walkout movement this month aimed at curbing gun violence in schools.

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Dick's Sporting Goods will immediately end sales of assault-style rifles in its stores and won't sell guns to anyone under 21 years old following the school massacre in Parkland, Florida.

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Illinois education officials are weighing in on President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers as a school safety precaution.

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Firearms are so synonymous with American culture that gun control—even after a barrage of mass shootings—remains a political nonstarter. But what if the real problem was something even harder to disentangle from modern life?