Skip to main content

The Journal Gazette

Secure at school

Secure at school

map here

Nationwide, schools reported 5,700 incidents of firearm or explosive device possession in the 2015-16 year. This map shows which Indiana schools were affected and how many incidents they experienced.

The information is from the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection released by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Data was self-reported by 17,300 public school districts and 96,400 public schools and educational programs.

The government defines firearms and explosive devices as "any weapon that is designed to (or may readily be converted to) expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. This includes guns, bombs, grenades, mines, rockets, missiles, pipe bombs, or similar devices designed to explode and capable of causing bodily harm or property damage."

Secure at school

Gun control advocates push voters to act

Gun control activists who sought attention at public rallies last winter are seeking action in voting booths this fall.

October 28, 2018 1:28 am


Secure at school

Security needs don't end with school day

There's also a need to secure buildings after school hours and on weekends.

October 23, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Threat of school shootings has parents feeling on edge

School shootings and other violence have heightened awareness and fears among many parents.

October 22, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Wabash preps for unthinkable

Active shooter response training is one way Wabash City Schools is preparing for the unthinkable.

October 22, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Schools turning to gun safes

“I believe every kid who goes to a school should go to a school that's protected by some armed presence.”

October 21, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Budgets crimp security measures

Although the task of transforming schools into safe havens seems daunting, security professionals take the challenge in stride.

October 21, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Safety specialists a must for schools

Those wanting to gauge how seriously Indiana educators view school safety should look at the numbers.

October 16, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Searching for signs of trouble

Schools have moved forward with their own plans to provide counseling and other services to students.

October 15, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Data on bullying hard to measure

Bullying data can be reported differently among schools and create an unclear picture of whether students in those districts are bullied...

October 15, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Inconvenient yet essential

Even as Southwest Allen County Schools superintendent, Phil Downs has gotten the scrutinizing look students reserve for...

October 14, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

School design evolves in line with threats

As part of a recent Throwback Thursday, Fort Wayne Community Schools posted on social media a seemingly unremarkable, undated photograph...

October 14, 2018 1:00 am


Secure at school

Additional layer of safety

A new state-funded program has ensured nearly every public school district is equipped with a security tool parents support: metal...

October 14, 2018 1:00 am