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Matt Rascon, Eliza Pace, and Lauren Steinbrecher

KSL+: Guns at schools and what’s being done about it?

Amid an increase in gun threats and incidents at some Utah schools, one school district is taking matters into its own hands to try and keep students safe.
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Madison Swenson

UPDATE: Lockout protocol lifted at four Saratoga Springs schools

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the lockout protocol was lifted at Vista Heights Middle School, Thunder Ridge Elementary School, Lakeview Academy and Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs.
2 days ago
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Madison Swenson

Police, Iron County district officials identify ways to improve security, student safety

The Cedar City Police Department and Iron County School District have issued a joint press release following a meeting to discuss how they can improve security and the overall safety of students.
17 days ago
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School safety talks planned after California fatal stabbing

A Northern California school district plans to hear community concerns about campus safety in the wake of a fatal stabbing at a high school.
17 days ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher

Granite School District police debut first gun-sniffing K-9 team

The Granite School District has a new tool to track down guns in schools. His name is Bolt, and he's part of a gun detection team -- the only one like it in Utah.
22 days ago
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Larry D. Curtis

Police: Utah teen arrested after pointing gun at 4 at Canyon View High School

A teen pointed a gun at four students at Canyon View High School Monday and later assaulted another student before he was arrested during a two-school lockdown.
24 days ago
Two students at Murray High School met to fight in the parking lot, and pulled out weapons, sending...
Jed Boal

Search ongoing for student with weapon at Murray HS fight

Police are still searching for one of two teenagers who pulled out weapons in the Murray High School parking lot as a fight was beginning Tuesday after school.
1 month ago
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Police: Man in custody in Colo. over alleged threats to UCLA

A man who allegedly threatened the University of California, Los Angeles, and detailed potential violence against the prominent university over hundreds of pages has been taken into custody in Colorado following a standoff Tuesday.
1 year ago
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Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

Roosevelt police charge 3 students after threats promoting school gun violence

Police in Roosevelt City said they have charged three local students with a felony each for participating in a social media campaign to threaten schools.
1 year ago
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Alex Cabrero, KSL TV

New class helps Ogden school resource officers connect with teens

School resource officers with Ogden Police Department attended an important class Tuesday designed to help officers understand students better. 
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

SafeUT app helps parents, students and schools during safety threats

The supervisor of the SafeUT app said days like Utah experienced on Monday — with several school safety threats — show the vital role the app plays in helping students, parents and school administrators.
1 year ago
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Dirk Facer, KSL TV

Woods Cross HS breaking ground on homeless center

Groundbreaking today for a teen resource center for students experiencing homelessness.
1 year ago
Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Canyon School District creates school shooting response plan

After a student shooting occurred just off campus of Union Middle School, Canyon School District has created a school shooting response plan.
1 year ago
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

New Utah Bill Aims To Make School Threats A Crime

A new bill introduced by Utah lawmakers would make it a crime for adults and minors to make threats against schools.
3 years ago
Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

U President Speaks About Campus Safety Year After Lauren McCluskey’s Death

In her first on camera sit-down interview since Lauren’s death, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins offered her condolences to the McCluskey family and her assurance that the university takes responsibility for failures in responding to Lauren’s calls for help.
3 years ago
Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Lauren McCluskey’s Parents Share Hopes For Their Daughter’s Legacy

Matt and Jill McCluskey’s daughter was killed one year ago on the University of Utah campus by a man she had briefly dated. Her repeated calls to campus police in weeks leading up to the shooting didn’t protect her.
3 years ago
Police escorts at the University of Utah have seen a major spike in the year since the murder of s...
Dan Rascon, KSL TV

U Of U Police Say More Students Using Courtesy Shuttles, Police Escorts

Police escorts at the University of Utah have seen a major spike in the year since the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey one year ago, according to University of Utah Police officials.
3 years ago
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Brittany Glas and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Utah Universities Vary In Lauren’s Law Implementation

Lauren’s Law, also known as SB 134, was passed in the 2019 General Session of the Utah Legislature following the tragic death of University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey.
3 years ago
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Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

It’s The Law: Authorities Want Drivers To Stop When School Bus Stop Arms Are Out

School authorities and law enforcement want drivers to stop blowing past stop arm signs -- and anyone who doesn't come to a complete stop will end up on camera.
3 years ago

Logan School District Taking Precautions After Potential Threat

Officials in the Logan School District are taking precautions Tuesday after they received information about a potential threat at one of their schools, authorities said. 
4 years ago
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Deannie Wimmer, KSL TV

In Search of Safe Schools: Parents Number One Cause of Police Reports on Campus

KSL spent months looking at police reports from one of the state’s largest districts. We found case after case of parents putting staff and students at risk.
4 years ago
Sean Moody, KSL TV

Active Shooter False Alarm At USU Highlights Need For Emergency Training

A false alarm about an "armed aggressor" went out to the Utah State University community Wednesday afternoon, warning students and staff to "Run, hide, or fight.” The alert was mistakenly sent out as the university was upgrading its alert system.
4 years ago
Deanie Wimmer, KSL TV

Violent Behavior In Elementary Students Becoming More Prevalent

Teachers have noted that violent behavior among students has become more prevalent, and it's an indication of the mental health crisis in the state's schools. 
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Threatening Graffiti Message Prompts Investigation At Butler Middle School

Extra police officers will patrol Butler Middle School in Cottonwood Heights on Wednesday after a possible threat was found in the form of graffiti.
4 years ago

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