Safe Schools

Grantsville High School in Grantsville, Utah. (Google Earth Pro)...
Larry D. Curtis

Grantsville High school: ‘Please know everyone is safe’

A heavy police presence at Grantsville High School was an indication of a threat but the school posted on its Facebook page that "everyone is safe."
5 hours ago
aerial view of SWAT truck and officers...
Larry D. Curtis

Two surrender to end SWAT standoff in Kearns

South Kearns Elementary is in lockout protocol for after-school programs because of police activity in the area.
3 days ago
FILE — (KSL TV)...
Associated Press

South Carolina high school mourns after shooting kills 3 teenage students

A South Carolina high school is in mourning after three teenage students were killed in a weekend shooting.
7 days ago
Larry D. Curtis

Utah school bus driver arrested, suspected of driving students while intoxicated

A Utah school bus driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated with students on board after an anonymous complaint.
13 days ago
shooting threat...
Larry D. Curtis

Written threat found at park targets Utah high school with shooting in two weeks

A threat, apparently written with a sharpie on playground equipment, said Brighton High School will be the target of a shooting on Sept. 20. The scrawled message is under investigation by police.
25 days ago
This week KSL+ looks at what school districts describe as “chronic absenteeism” in Utah’s sch...
Braden McElreath and Michael Houck, KSL TV

8 Utah schools have been placed on lockdown since the start 2023-2024 school year

In just two and a half weeks, seven Utah schools have issued seven lockdown protocols. 
27 days ago
(KSL TV)...
Josh Szymanik

Spike in behavior incidents has many Utah schools trying new approaches to keep students safe

A statewide report shows violence, intimidation and vandalism recently skyrocketed in Utah schools. The numbers have school districts worried. Here’s what some schools are trying to do about it.
1 month ago
Law enforcement respond to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in Chapel Hill, N...
Associated Press

Police search for suspected shooter at University of North Carolina; students warned to stay inside

An apparent shooting at the University of North Carolina flagship campus on Monday led to a school-wide alert warning of an “armed, dangerous person on or near campus” and urging people to go inside and avoid windows.
1 month ago
police car and school bus...
Brianna Chavez

Sandy bus driver charged with hitting, killing teen in January

A former school bus driver from Sandy is formally being charged for hitting and killing a 15-year-old girl in January.
2 months ago
Ladd Egan and Cindy St. Clair

Every Utah school to conduct threat assessments

School threat assessments aim to identify warning signs early, determine whether threats are serious, and thwart acts of violence before it’s too late. And they are now required in Utah schools.
2 months ago
A scan of the flyer sent out advertising the event in Cedar City....
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Utah school shooting training called into question over speaker’s background

Cedar City Police Department is hosting and paying for an event on school shooters, featuring a speaker who claims no academic background in criminal profiling or law enforcement.
2 months ago
FILE - Brittany Tichenor-Cox, holds a photo of her daughter, Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor, during an in...
Larry D. Curtis

Izzy Tichenor’s family, Davis School District reach settlement in bullying lawsuit

The family of 10-year-old Isabella "Izzy" Tichenor, who died by suicide in 2021, has reached a $2 million settlement with Davis School District.
2 months ago
The School Safety Task Force during the meeting on Aug. 7. (KSLTV)...
Shara Park

Utah School Security Task Force discusses building design solutions

Utah's School Safety Task force listened to suggestions by security experts on how to keep schools safe by improving building security and designs.
2 months ago
A banner for  "Show Up for Teachers" conference. (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin

Utah’s first lady hosts conference for educators focusing on mental health

Thousands of Utah teachers and community leaders joined Utah's First Lady Abby Cox in a conference to focus on educators' mental health.
3 months ago
From inside high school an armored vehicle is outside glass windows...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera

Fake calls, real consequences: The public safety impact of ‘swatting’

Face criminal harassment calls aren’t just crimes, police say. They’re also an immense drain on emergency resources. The KSL investigators report on 'swatting,' the trend which has local law enforcement and the FBI concerned.
3 months ago
gun on a desk, magazine out, with bullets...
Michael Houck and Larry D. Curtis

Two Highland students arrested with loaded guns at school

Two students were found with a loaded handgun each at Highland High School Monday and were arrested after an officer noticed suspicious activity. A third student was arrested but did not have a gun and was released to a legal guardian.
4 months ago
This week on Sunday Edition, Doug discusses the ongoing investigation into the hoax school threats ...

Sunday Edition: Hoax School Threats, GSL Water Levels, Smith’s Ballpark Future

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug discusses the ongoing investigation into the hoax school threats that have been circulating, this year's record-breaking moisture is impacting the water levels of the Great Salt Lake, and how the Ballpark community is getting a say in the future of the Smith's Ballpark.
4 months ago
Keira Fairmont, Annie Knox, Mike Headrick

Lessons in the lockdown: Can one school’s response to shots fired help improve safety plans in Utah?

Gunshots outside Taylorsville High School earlier this year left students rattled and left the KSL Investigators asking if commonly used safety protocols are the best option when every second counts.
5 months ago
Follow @KSL5TVLike us on Facebook...
Deanie Wimmer

Utah lawmaker questions schools leaving money on the table for mental health screenings

Schools screen vision and hearing, so why not mental health? While funding is available, most Utah schools do not take part in a state program to provide mental health screenings in school, even though suicide is the number one cause of death among Utah teens.
5 months ago
(Shara Park/KSL TV)...
Shara Park

Sounds similar to gunshots prompt evacuation at Sunburst Elementary School

Dozens of armed officers rushed into Sunburst Elementary School Monday after a report of a possible shooting. Thankfully, it wasn't one, but parents and students were still shaken up.
6 months ago
(KSL TV)...
Ashley Moser

Canyons School District reflects on safety following Tennessee school shooting

All of the elementary, middle and some of the Canyons School District’s high schools have security vestibules at the front of campus — one of many security measures in place to protect students and staff.
6 months ago
(KSL TV)...
Shelby Lofton

Spanish Fork High says emergency app helped during hoax call lockdown

The Nebo School District credits a new phone app for quick communication and direction during Wednesday's lockdown after hoax calls came in about a shooting threat.
6 months ago
Nashville school shooting...
Pat Reavy, 

Quick actions of Nashville officers saved lives, former Utah chiefs say

The officers who stopped an active shooter at a Nashville elementary school on Monday did exactly what they were supposed to do.
6 months ago
Granite District K9...
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.
6 months ago

KSL 5 TV Live