Students have the right to feel safe in their classrooms and parents deserve peace of mind that their children are protected at school and in their communities.
Learning from past tragedies, Cops and Kids Together identifies issues where resources can be provided to protect our schools against severe threats while still guarding the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens.
Issues in the News
C&KT Endorsed Congressman Recognized for Protecting Our Children Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) has been named a “Defender of Children” by the First Focus Campaign for Children for actively working to improve the lives of our nation’s children through public...read more
Some schools with chronic violence and weapon violations have installed metal detectors at their entrances, screening students for contraband as they arrive. One big fan of this approach is Dick Morris, former adviser to President Bill Clinton. According to Morris:...read more
Cops and Kids Together is supporting the STOP School Violence Act, HR 4909 and S 2495, to create new federal funding that will bring efforts like our Know the Signs programs to schools across the country, so students and adults know how to spot and report warning signs of gun violence before a tragedy occurs.read more
Against the backdrop of the killing of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., state legislatures across the country are considering K-12 school safety measures. NCSL has compiled a snapshot of state legislation addressing school safety...read more
We're 21 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 23 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week. The parameters of the list are as follows: A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not...read more
Schools should hire retired police officers to provide armed security in schools across the nation. Last week legislation was introduced to do just that. Hire Our Heroes to Protect Our Schools Act of 2018 reauthorizes the COPS Secure Our Schools grant program to...read more
“If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it.” ~ Richard Rohr Another tragic mass shooting resulted in the deaths of ten people at Santa Fe High School near Houston on Friday May 19, 2018. There have been 22 school shootings so far this year...read more
This Guide addresses various ways to improve school security and reports on unique collaborative community efforts that are effective in both cities and rural areas. The programs profiled describe new uses for familiar, standard-bearing technologies, such as the...read more
There are ways to create these sacred spaces which I believe will connect us to the God of our understanding and widen our scope of oneness with all of creation,read more
“Looking for patterns of love and loneliness. Stepping in, every single day, and altering the trajectory of our world.”read more