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Parents face dilemma as U.S. schools seek to reopen

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:24 PM

The fear of classroom contagion is shared by many parents, who suspect younger pupils will particularly struggle to socially distance or wear uncomfortable masks for hours to avoid getting COVID-19

RESTARTING CLASSES. In this file photo taken on July 09, 2020 instructor Chablis Torres (C) reads to children in a pre-school class, wearing masks and at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions at Happy Day School in Monterey Park, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Teenage gunman in California school shooting dies

Nov 16, 2019 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) On his 16th birthday, Nathaniel Berhow kills two of his classmates before turning the gun on himself

SANTA CLARITA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: FBI personnel walk at Saugus High School after a shooting at the school left two students dead and three wounded on November 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, California. A suspect in the shooting is being treated at a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the head. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP AFP

2 killed in California school shooting; teen in custody

Nov 15, 2019 - 1:26 AM

(UPDATED) The gunman is in custody in 'grave' condition as officers stormed Saugus High School in Santa Clarita – the latest in a relentless cycle of classroom shootings that have left around 300 youngsters dead over two decades

ANOTHER SHOOTING. FBI personnel walk at Saugus High School after a shooting at the school left two students dead and three wounded on November 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. school shootings rise rapidly in two decades – study

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:46 AM

'In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,' says lead author Antonis Katsiyannis of Clemson University

EVACUATION. People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. File photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Florida school shooting 'hero' files first civil suit against gunman

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Anthony Borges, who was released from the hospital on April 4, is still recovering after 9 surgeries and 7 weeks in hospital. He is still not well enough to speak.

March for Our Lives: Student-led U.S. gun protests draw over a million

Mar 25, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The Washington crowd was estimated at more than 800,000 people — making it the largest gun control rally in the United States since the Million Mom March in 2000

OVERFLOWING. The crowd at the March for Our Lives Rally as seen from the roof of the Newseum in Washington. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

At Parkland gun control rally, grief is transformed into hope

Mar 25, 2018 - 11:03 AM

The protesters meet at Parkland's Pine Trails Park, the same place where a somber vigil was held in the wake of the February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

HOPE FOLLOWS. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students participate in the March For Our Lives event at Pine Trails Park. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keaton Jones tearfully talks about being bullied at school in a video that has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes

BULLIED. Keaton Jones' mother posted his video on Facebook. Screengrab on Keaton Jones video.

2 teens killed in U.S. school shooting, attacker dead – police

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:11 PM

'At first it sounded like kids were just banging on the lockers. But it started getting closer and louder and it was obvious it was gunshots. We could hear gunshots from right outside our door,' says a student at Aztec High School

Briones: Schools must teach 'real life stories' on dangers of drugs

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Drug testing in schools will not be mandatory and will only be allowed with the consent of parents adds Education Secretary Leonor Briones

WAR ON DRUGS. The education department is looking at a different approach when it comes to teaching the 'dangers of drugs'. File photos by Ben Nabong and Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Environmental planning topnotcher: Use more lands for education

Jun 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Kim Robert De Leon who topped the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam shares his vision for urban planning as well as youth development

TOPNOTCHER. Kim Robert De Leon is passionate about making sure that land is being utilized for education. Photo by Dwight De Leon

Fourth victim of US school shooting in Washington state dies

Nov 08, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Andrew Fryberg 15 passed away two weeks after being gunned down by a fellow student who went on a shooting rampage at Marysville Pilchuck High School

IN MEMORIAM. Students hold red and white flowers and wear shirts in remembrance of last weeks' shooting during a playoff football game at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 31, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

US school shooting leaves gunman, student dead

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:11 AM

The gunman left a series of tortured posts on Twitter in the months leading up to his attack painting a portrait of a teenager well used to handling firearms

ANOTHER SHOOTING. A student embraces a family member at Shoultes Christian Assembly after being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the aftermath of a shooting on the high school's campus on October 24, 2014 in Marysville, Washington. Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Newtown massacre survivors ready for class

Jan 02, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Survivors of the Newtown massacre prepare to go back to school in a new building resembling the old one

IN PHOTOS: Newtown, Connecticut shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 12:38 PM

Among those killed by 20 year old Adam Lanza were 20 children attending classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School

World leaders express shock over latest US shooting

Dec 15, 2012 - 9:35 AM

World leaders expressed shock and horror after a gunman massacred at least 26 people Friday in the US state of Connecticut

ON ALERT. Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on Friday in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images/AFP