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FILE - UCLA campus in Los Angeles (Google Earth Pro)...
STEFANIE DAZIO, COLLEEN SLEVIN & JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press

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.
8 months ago
An unidentified school hallway.(FILE PHOTO, KSL TV)...
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.
9 months ago
Ogden school resource officers went back to class to learn about connecting with teens. (Winston Ar...
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. 
10 months 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.
10 months ago
Woods Cross Teen Center rendering. (Davis Education Foundation)...
Dirk Facer, KSL TV

Woods Cross HS breaking ground on homeless center

Groundbreaking today for a teen resource center for students experiencing homelessness.
10 months ago
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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.
10 months ago
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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
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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
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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
Utah Valley University...
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
School bus stop sign...
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
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KSL TV

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. 
3 years ago
school student swing playground...
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.
3 years ago
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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
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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
Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center...
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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Mike Anderson

School Retrofits, More Mental Health Resources Among Recommendations from School Safety Committee

A School Safety Advisory Committee gave their recommendations to state legislators today. Some of the recommended changes are big, and would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
4 years ago
Bus driver Victor Anderson said students are in the most danger of hitting students while they get ...
Aley Davis

Utah School Bus Driver Urges People To Drive More Carefully Around Students

Students are in the most danger of a driver hitting them while getting on or off the school bus
4 years ago
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Mike Anderson

First Responders Work Together in Simulated WSU Mass Shooting

Several agencies from across Weber County worked together on a mock mass-shooting training exercise, brushing up on their ability to work together in a worst-case scenario.
4 years ago
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Emiley Dewey, Deanie Wimmer & Keri Wilcox

KSL Teacher Survey: Schools Don’t Do Enough to Control Access to Campus

More than 1,400 teachers responded to a KSL survey sent to high school teachers across the state. Around 90 percent of respondents reported feeling safe in their schools and classrooms, but almost 60 percent said they didn’t feel their schools did enough to control access to their buildings or equip them to address mental health concerns.
4 years ago
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Tania Dean & Mike Headrick

Utah Schools Make Safety Improvements Ahead of 2018-2019 School Year

School safety has been on people’s minds for decades, but six months ago, the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida was a solemn reminder that violence in our schools is still a huge concern.
4 years ago
Students study at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, Va., in March 2018....
John Hollenhorst

Utah Lawmaker Proposes Putting a Team in Every School to Catch Red Flags

After most school massacres, people look back and realize there were warning signs that everyone missed — or didn't take seriously. Now, Utah is moving toward a mental health approach designed to catch those red flags before a tragedy takes place.
4 years ago
FILE: Jade Godfrey downloaded the Safe UT app and learned how to submit a tip....
Aley Davis

How Parents Can Prepare Their Children For The Upcoming School Year

Your “Back to School” list probably includes buying new clothes and school supplies, but does it also include talking to your children about safety?
4 years ago
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