Safe Schools

Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden. and Sen. Ann Millner, R-Ogden in the School Safety Security Task Force m...
Brianna Chavez

School Safety Security Task Force discuss new requirements for schools as part of new bill

The School Safety Security Task Force met on Monday for the first time this year to discuss new school safety requirements implemented in HB84.
1 month ago
FILE - The 1200 building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is seen, Oct. 2...
Terry Spencer, Associated Press

Six years after the Parkland school massacre, the bloodstained building will finally be demolished

The demolition of the building where 17 people died in the 2018 Parkland school shooting is set to begin. Crews will begin tearing down the three-story building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Friday.
1 month ago
[FILE] Jail Handcuffs (KSL-TV)...
Michael Houck

Man in custody after trying to kidnap a ‘young girl’ during track meet, police say

A local man is in jail for allegedly grabbing a girl against her will near Emery High School on Friday, according to the Emery County Sheriff's Office.
2 months ago
The new weapon detectors used by Salt Lake City School District (Scott G. Winterton/ Deseret News)...
Braden McElreath and Michael Houck, KSL TV

Survey: About 33% of Salt Lake City students do not believe weapons detectors make school safer

In April, Salt Lake City School District board members briefly reviewed survey results of the new weapons detectors that were placed in local schools.
3 months ago
The Payson Police Department on Wednesday said it and federal law enforcement partners are investig...
Logan Stefanish, KSL.com

Local, federal law enforcement investigate bomb threats after ‘furry’ outrage at middle school

The Payson Police Department on Wednesday said it and federal law enforcement partners are investigating bomb threats made against Mt. Nebo Middle School.
3 months ago
A Payson police vehicle is pictured on Monday, March 22, 2021. Payson police are investigating seri...
Josh Ellis

Payson police, Nebo School District address threats against Mt. Nebo Middle School

The Nebo School District and Payson Police Department will address recent threats against Mt. Nebo Middle School that have disrupted classes three times over the last two weeks.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO (Weber School District)...
Mary Culbertson

Four students at Roy High School charged after allegedly brandishing handgun

Four students were taken into custody after police said they flashed gang signs and brandished a loaded gun.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO (Weber School District)...
Eliza Pace

District asks parents for help after Roy High School has 3 incidents with guns in 2 weeks

Weber School District is urging parents to talk to their kids about guns after Roy High School had three incidents in the past two weeks of students bringing guns on school property.
3 months ago
FILE PHOTO (Weber School District)...
Carlysle Price

Roy High School student found with a loaded hand gun

Roy High School was placed into a "HOLD" status Thursday afternoon after the school resource officer received an anonymous tip a student brought a hand gun to school, according to officials.
3 months ago
Law enforcement on the campus of Southern Utah University on April 11, 2024. (Photo courtesy: Jacob...
Eliza Pace, Josh Ellis, and Andrew Adams

Police confirm no shots fired at SUU, all buildings cleared and classes canceled

Southern Utah University put out an alert of the "possibility of an active shooter" on campus. 
3 months ago
Utah legislators, supporters of the new law, and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson at a press conference to...
Daniel Woodruff

New Utah school safety law earns praise from victims’ families, but cost concerns persist

Family members who lost children in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history came to Utah to celebrate a new law aimed at making schools safer.
3 months ago
Lehi seventh grader took this gun to his middle school...
Lindsay Aerts

Lehi school resource officer, middle schooler prevented Utah student’s planned suicide

The Alpine School district said a seventh grader who brought a gun to his Lehi middle school last November, planned to take his own life. A school resource officer and a fellow student stepped in.
4 months ago
A carbon monoxide detector. These standalone devices can help as an extra precaution, but Utah scho...
Annie Knox, Emiley Dewey and Daniella Rivera

Classroom carbon monoxide: Detectors are required, so why aren’t they in every school?

Utah took a big step a decade ago to keep schoolchildren safe from carbon monoxide. How well is the state living up to that promise.
4 months ago
red and blue lights above a yellow band of lights...
Michael Houck

Two teens in custody after shooting handgun near West Lake STEM Junior High

A school was placed on lockout protocol after two teens shot a handgun at a water tower Wednesday.
4 months ago
Bingham High School parent, Todd Johnson, said he received an email from the school at 7 p.m. Wedne...
Mary Culbertson and Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Police: Online school shooting threat at Bingham High is not credible

An online threat of a school shooting circled in the South Jordan community on Wednesday. Police said the threat was not credible.
4 months ago
A principal in Davis County School District is calling on parents to help him identify ad shut down...
Debbie Worthen

Davis County principal calls on parents to track down cyberbully on TikTok

An elementary principal in the Davis School District is asking all parents of sixth grade students to help track down and stop a cyber bully.
6 months ago
Dr. Greg Hudnall, executive director of Hope4Utah and founder of Hope Squad addressing Riverton stu...
Karah Brackin

Hope Squads hold training for mental health advocacy, suicide prevention efforts in Utah schools

Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, hosted a training on Thursday for students to help reduce youth suicide.
6 months ago
Valhalla Center ribbon cutting...
Shelby Lofton

New center provides warm space for teens who don’t have hot meals, dry clothes, heat

A new teen center is scheduled to open before the start of the 2024-25 school year for students in Davis County without homes, dry clothes, and other necessities.
7 months ago
Emergency lights...
Josh Ellis

Dept. of Public Safety: Several hoax bomb threats reported at Utah schools

State authorities said they are aware of multiple "bomb threat" emails targeting schools in multiple states Friday, including school districts in Utah.
7 months ago
In the midst of Wednesday's shooting at UNLV, one student found herself in a particularly challengi...
Isabella Martin, KTNV

Paralyzed student searches for Good Samaritan who pushed her home during UNLV shooting

A UNLV student is looking for the Good Samaritan who got her out of harm's way during the fatal school shooting.
8 months ago
Las Vegas police stand near the scene of a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Thursda...
Elizabeth Wolfe, Taylor Romine, Jay Croft and Alaa Elassar, CNN

‘Target list,’ ammo and conspiracy theories: Authorities reveal details on gunman who killed 3 UNLV faculty members

The 67-year-old career college professor who fatally shot three faculty members this week at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, kept a “target list” of faculty at the school and elsewhere, said authorities searching for a motive.
8 months ago
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student talks on his cellphone after a shooting reported on camp...
Dan Rascon and Michael Houck, KSL TV

Nervous UNLV students return to campus after fatal shooting

UNLV students and teachers describe the terrifying moments of the mass shooting that killed three faculty members on Wednesday.
8 months ago
Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an ...
Ken Ritter and Rio Yamat, Associated Press

Police say 3 dead, fourth wounded and shooter also dead in UNLV attack in Las Vegas

Three people were fatally shot Wednesday and a fourth person was critically wounded in an attack on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, police said. The suspected shooter also was found dead.
8 months ago
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Mary Culbertson and Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Potentially 45 preschoolers and 10 adults exposed to carbon monoxide at American Prep Academy

Five toddlers and five adults were taken to the hospital after being exposed to carbon monoxide at American Preparatory Academy.
8 months ago

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