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Beyond gun control: Will Obama's plans make schools safer? (+video)

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Resource officers are “particularly valuable for prevention … [because] students who hear veiled threats and warnings that often precede rampage shootings feel most comfortable turning to SROs, who they believe will be responsive but discreet,” writes Katherine Newman, author of “Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings” and a dean at Johns Hopkins University, in an e-mail.

Other proposals in the president’s package that would touch schools directly include:

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