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Texas School District Considers Facial Recognition for Campus Security

A Texas school district hopes to incorporate facial recognition technology and tracking software into its current security suite. This decision comes in response to the deadly high school shootings that happened in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, earlier this year.

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Texas School Districts Bolster Security Through End of Year

An outpouring of Southeast Texas school districts announced plans this week to bolster security measures through the end of the academic year in response to Friday’s horrific high school shooting in the nearby Santa Fe Independent School District.

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Lesbian Teacher Sues Texas School District for Discrimination

A lesbian teacher sued a Texas school district, alleging discrimination. The district suspended her earlier this year after a parent’s complaint accused her of discussing her sexual orientation with elementary school students.

A secondary school student walks carrying his new transparent backpack in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 25, 2012. The transparent backpacks are part of the program 'Escuela Segura' (Safe School ) to avoid violence in schools and in the coming days the State Government will deliver 10,000 more of these hoping …

Texas School District Institutes Random Searches, Clear Backpacks

Random backpack searches, canine patrols, new security gates, additional police, student ID badges, and the use of clear book bags mark some of the many changes one Texas school district intends to roll out as part of a larger five year campus security plan.

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Time’s Up for ‘Clock Boy’ in New Court Ruling

Time is up for “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed, according to a new court ruling. The Texas teen was made famous for bringing a homemade digital clock-in-a-box to school where it was mistaken for a “hoax bomb.”

In this May 27, 2017, photo,Marchelle Tigner, a firearms instructor, teaches a student how to shoot a gun during a class in Lawrenceville, Ga. Tigner's goal is to train 1 million women how to shoot a gun in her lifetime. She is among the nation's black women gun owners who …

Texas Teachers, Parents Flock to Firearms Training

Texas teachers and parents continue to flock to firearms training courses and active shooter preparedness workshops in response to the recent wave of school threats and the February shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 14 defenseless students and three faculty members dead.

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Dallas School District Stands with ‘Dreamers’ on DACA

The Dallas Independent School District declared solidarity with “Dreamers,” launching a new website feature on Thursday. The website provides resources to families and recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) now that the Trump Administration plans to end the program.

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Electioneering in Public Schools is Illegal, Says Texas AG

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion Wednesday that voter registration tactics targeting teachers and eligible students of voting age violate the state Constitution and electioneering laws.

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Flu Outbreak Shutters Texas School District

A flu outbreak is forcing a North Texas school district to shut down for a week because the number of students, teachers, and staff exhibiting influenza-like symptoms continues to soar.