The Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.
School districts throughout the St. Louis area took a critical look at safety and security of their school buildings following the shootings in Newtown, Conn. on December 14th, 2012.
The sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.
Since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, attendance has doubled at academies in the West County and Fenton precincts, a department spokesperson said.
Landowner John Negri decided to make the offer soon after the December 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
The Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.
A rural school district in the south-central Missouri town of West Plains it now allows some employees to carry concealed weapons into its school.
Discussed early on, and almost immediately dismissed, was the idea of allowing teachers to carry handguns.
“We’re seeing nothing. Nothing in inventory,” Bull’s Eye LLC owner Jim Stevens said.