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Hard Lessons

- Virginia Tech has learned hard lessons from the 2007 mass shooting on its campus, and it now works to apply that painful knowledge to prevent a recurrence and to help others avoid a similar tragedy.

Lawmaker Says Maryland Schools Should be Able to Afford Epinephrine

- The Maryland lawmaker who introduced a bill that would require school personnel to be trained to respond to anaphylaxis says schools should be able to afford the cost of Epi-Pens, despite concerns by school districts over the costs of the medicine.

Legislation Falls Short, Maryland Department of Education to Mandate Schools Buy Their Own Epinephrine

- The Maryland State legislature has mandated that public schools train personnel to respond to anaphylactic shock by administering epinephrine. However there's one problem: the law didn't mandate schools stockpile the medication.

Vicarious Liability

- The Supreme Court of California has ruled that a student who was sexually abused by his high school guidance counselor may pursue his liability claim against the school district. The court ruled that the district may be held vicariously liable if it failed to adequately supervise the counselor.

Maryland Requires Schools to Stock Epinephrine for Emergency Use

- Maryland Gov. Martin O' Malley signs a bill into law that requires schools to establish a policy to authorize employees to administer auto–injectable epinephrine in allergy emergencies. Only Nebraska and Virginia have similar laws.

Report: Evidence Doesn’t Support UC Davis Claims of Outside Actors in Protests

- An investigation into the police pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis last November finds no evidence to support the university's claims that police were protecting students from nonstudents, according to a task force report.

Most Multiple-Victim Campus Shootings Perpetrated by Current or Former Grad Students

- Lack of life balance paired with stress from high academic expectations are common threads among campus shootings with multiple victims says James Alan Fox, criminology professor at Northeastern University.

Judge Overturns Fine Against Virginia Tech for Mass Notification Delay in 2007 Shooting

- Virginia Tech didn’t violate federal law when it took two hours to notify students of the first shootings in a 2007 incident that left 32 people dead before the shooter, Seung Hui Cho, took his own life, ruled the U.S. Department of Education’s chief administrative judge on Friday.

Police Release Name of Officer Killed at Virginia Tech

- Deriek W. Crouse, a 39-year-old husband,father of five children and four-year veteran was killed Thursday afternoon by a gunman who’s name has yet to be released.

Animal Rights Extremists’ Soft Targets

- Hoping to persuade research students to abandon careers involving animal testing, activists are mounting harassment campaigns at universities.

Guns on Campus: To Carry or Not to Carry

- After a campus shooting—especially a mass shooting as occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007—there are suggestions that if students or faculty had been armed, they could have defended themselves. Others see the mixture of concealed carry of firearms and campus life as a recipe for disaster.

The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment & Management Teams

- A well-written guidebook for schools interested in creating campus threat assessment and management teams to identify potentially violent individuals.

Campus Safety

- Check out the safest and most dangerous U.S. college campuses, according to The Daily Beast. Spoiler alert: the Ivy League didn’t fare well.
 




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