In the weeks following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, school districts around the nation reviewed, revised and strengthened their safety plans. Cumberland County school districts did the same.
The Sentinel talked to school superintendents, emergency services, school board members and university professors to discover what has been done to prepare for a tragedy they never want to see happen and how those plans would be enacted if tragedy comes.
Officials also talked about what happens in the aftermath of an incident at a school to aid the community in recovery, and how assaults on schools have changed the way future teachers approach the classroom.
Before April 20, 1999 — before the day two students walked into Columbine High School in Colorado and killed 12 of their peers and one of thei…
The stories and images repeated from places well-known, like Parkland, and lesser-known, like Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, where one …
Investigators combing through evidence, witness accounts, 911 transcripts and the rest of the mountain of material associated with the Feb. 14…