Safety

Keeping schools safe: Gun control grabs the headlines, but more is needed to protect teens

Sandy Hook. Like Columbine before it, the name will forever be attached to school violence.

The struggle to get help: 'Some of us can't do everything ourselves ...'

“Taking care of yourself can have a lot of stigma, but it’s an important thing to do,” writes Tatum Anderson. She also has a few solutions for how others can help her along the way.

Signs of domestic violence aren't always obvious, especially in teen relationships

A disturbing trend for domestic violence in the Twin Cities has claimed the lives of several young women. What should teens know about the warning signs in the same kind of unhealthy relationships?

"Are you buckled up?" Death of a classmate changes life behind the wheel in River Falls

Everything changed when a River Falls teenager was killed in a car accident last May. The click of a buckle could have meant everything.

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Prostitution unmasked: Campaign reveals the pain of teen victims

Organizations led by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota are rallying for change and working to end the sexual exploitation of teen girls.

Peer-to-peer positivity: Counselors can help, but the real difference makers are students

As counseling resources continue to dwindle, the need for mental health outreach falls on students. Not in a cumbersome way, but in a way they can relate best to their peers — through everyday compassion.

Know the rules, know your school: Inside and out, schools require attentive eyes and ears

How can school officials make sure they’re monitoring every place students might gather? They can’t, but knowing where students like to cluster can be a huge help to time-strapped principals like Michael Bradley of Roosevelt High School.

Tired of waiting for answers, Jordan’s police chief finds his own school safety solution

Post-Sandy Hook, the quiet city of Jordan decided its own unique, perhaps unprecedented, approach was worth pursuing. That meant moving the police chief into the high school, full-time.

The new normal: The threat of violence weighs heavy on the minds of school and safety officials

From mass media to local blogs to the Capitol rotunda, events like the Sandy Hook tragedy have left an indelible mark on our collective psyche. What is happening inside Twin Cities schools to ensure that students are as safe as possible?

Aching for home

In this package of stories, ThreeSixty reporters bring you stories about the more than 2,000 teens estimated to be homeless on any given night in Minnesota.

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