School districts are finding that tiplines and software meant to detect students discussing potential attacks are allowing police to intervene in suicide attempts and self-harm.
The district has not committed to any significant upgrades, similar to the response after the Santa Fe High School shooting in 2018.
The government is considering the creation of an app that would allow students and parents to anonymously submit tips about concerning behavior or mental health issues.
The bill instructs the Department of Homeland Security to assess the threat landscape for school districts, including ransomware, and identify solutions to improve cybersecurity protections.
Originally, the Montgomery County district thought the cyber attack was limited to one high school. But the hacker was able to obtain access to the accounts of over 5,000 students across six schools.
Blue Shield of California has launched an initiative to address the lack of mental health resources in California schools.
More security personnel are on campus after a series of racist incidents that authorities warn could continue in the form of copycat criminals.
A 36-year-old Fort Bragg High School custodian faces at least one felony charge after allegedly making a threat directed at the Mendocino County high school.
Police in Los Angeles said Friday they arrested a 13-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to shoot students at his middle school and seized an assault-style rifle with a high-capacity magazine during a search of his house.
Syracuse University has seen a string of recent incidents on the campus that have targeted marginalized groups, including Jewish, Asian and black community members.