Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. "We can im...

Bulletproof Backpacks Are Hot Ticket For New School Year

Backpacks are usually used by students to hold things like pencils, notebooks, and textbooks. But some students returning to school this month will tote backpacks with a feature that's a sign of our violent times. Their backpacks are capable of stopping bul...

Walters: New Gun Laws Make California More Dangerous

CALmatters columnist Dan Walters shreds Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic-dominated Legislature for two new California gun laws. Assembly Bill 424, by Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) eliminated the power of school districts to allow teachers and ...