School Safety

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After the shooting at a Florida high school, Republican leadership in Virginia’s General Assembly created a bipartisan workgroup on school safety. The group hasn’t even met yet, but Virginia Democrats are already criticizing it for not tackling gun control. Now, Democrats are starting their own group.

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Lawmakers in Richmond may be about to wrap up their General Assembly session, but they’re already pushing school safety to next year.

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Police will meet with school officials in Waynesboro today after a series of four bomb threats in the last month to the high school and Kate Collins Middle School.  In an automated call to parents, Principal Janet Buckheit urged parents to talk with their kids.

  Two boys from Fredericksburg will be arraigned this morning – charged with planning a mass shooting at their high school.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

Over the weekend, officials announced they had arrested two students, aged 15 and 17, after another kid told police of a plot described on social media.  Spotsylvania County  Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Neely told reporters:

“These youths had access to firearms, and apparently their plot was to phone in a bomb threat and then shoot people as they came out of school.”   

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  New regulations covering information distributed at rest stops in Virginia may land the state in court...and GPS tracking of school buses has come to the Richmond area. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on