Hero Students Highlight Shift in School Shooting Guidance

Experts say educators need to give staff and students as many options as possible in the worst-case scenario.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The actions of students who died tackling gunmen at two U.S. campuses a week apart have been hailed as heroic. At a growing number of schools around the country, they also reflect guidance to students, at least in some situations, to do what they can to disrupt shootings. A majority of school districts have now embraced such an approach, with experts saying educators need to give staff and students as many options…

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