Highlights of school safety, security, and crisis incidents and issues around the nation for the week of January 4-8, 2010:
Cocoa, FL: Student Arrested After Police Find AK-47 In Car A 17-year-old male high school student was arrested after police reportedly found an AK-47 assault rifle and two magazines with ammunition in a car parked at Cocoa High School.
Hayward, CA: Hayward Schools Want to Continue Relationship with Police School and police officials were working to resolve a conflict over their agreement with city police on providing officers on school campuses. The district wanted updates to the agreement to include giving it authority to replace officers, give each principal final authority over whether a person can be on campus, and require school resource officers to enforce a ban on Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on campus, among other things.
Houston, TX: Police: Houston Students Knew of Plot to Slay Mom Police say some students heard about an alleged plot by a 17-year-old classmate to have his mother killed, but did not believe he was serious and failed to report it prior to her being stabbed to death.
Phoenix, AZ: Teen booked after triple shooting near north Phoenix school Two 19-year students were shot and a 10-year-old grazed by a bullet outside of a north Phoenix charter school at dismissal. A 16-year-old former student was arrested. Police reportedly believe the incident was gang-related.
Tacoma, WA: Gun scare locked down all Tacoma schools All 57 schools in the Tacoma School District were locked down for 90 minutes after a middle school student reportedly had said he had a gun and threatened gang-related violence at his school and others in the district. The middle school stayed locked down all day.
See our school safety incident tracking site for more incidents this school year.