Highlights of school safety, security, and crisis incidents and issues around the nation for the week of February 1-5, 2010:
Madison, AL: Ninth-grader fatally shot by classmate at Alabama school A 14-year-old male midde school student was shot in the back of the head by another student during class change and died.
Panama City, FL: 8 Fla. students expelled for role in gang ritual A 13-year-old male middle school student allegedly allowing a group of other students to beat him into a gang in an initiation ritual caught on video in a middle school restroom.
Omaha, NE: School security praised Incidents at three Omaha-area high schools, and a lockdown in another district, generated heightened police and security measures.
Birmingham, AL: Birmingham police arrest five in Wenonah High School brawl, pen stabbing Two mothers and their daughters, along with a man who was outside of the school, were arrested after a fight broke out in the school.
Kentwood, MI: Kentwood schools will step up security after shots fired after basketball game Security will be beefed up at a high school basketball game after two males were reportedly seen firing handguns in the air outside the school at a Friday basketball game.
Baltimore, MD: Ex-policeman due in court on charges of impersonating an officer A 26-year-old former police officer is due in court after being charged with posing as an undercover officer at a Baltimore high school.
Indianapolis, IN: Budget Woes Could Cut School Police Force School officials may cut up to 15 of the district’s 75 school police officers as a part of the district’s plan to cut $26 million from its budget.