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Nationwide, schools reported 5,700 incidents of firearm or explosive device possession in the 2015-16 year. This map shows which Indiana schools were affected and how many incidents they experienced.

The information is from the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection released by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Data was self-reported by 17,300 public school districts and 96,400 public schools and educational programs.

The government defines firearms and explosive devices as "any weapon that is designed to (or may readily be converted to) expel a projectile by the action of an explosive. This includes guns, bombs, grenades, mines, rockets, missiles, pipe bombs, or similar devices designed to explode and capable of causing bodily harm or property damage."

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Shootings near schools

Clicking a map point shows which schools were within 1/2 a mile, which were within 1/4 a mile, whether it happened while FWCS was in session and whether it happened between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Fort Wayne police verified whether each incident was a confirmed shooting and provided supplemental information about the incidents when necessary.

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Special education in Allen County

Special education students account for nearly 15 percent of students statewide, totalling 167,478 students in the 2017-18 school year, according to the Indiana Department of Education. Here's a snapshot of the special education population in Allen County's middle and high schools. This diverse population includes students who earn a diploma and students who receive a certificate of completion.

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Courts

Guilty plea entered just before murder trial to begin

The Fort Wayne man set to go to trial today in an October slaying west of downtown has pleaded guilty.

February 19, 2020 11:38 am


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Politics

President gives many relief from sentences

February 19, 2020 1:00 am

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Associated Press
A statue stands outside the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits. (LM OteroSTF)

US

Boy Scouts files for Chapter 11

February 19, 2020 1:00 am

 FILEA fifth-grade teacher at Leo Elementary School sits with a student in her classroom.

Schools

EACS board OKs upgrades, iPads

February 19, 2020 1:00 am

US

Harrisburg Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid...

February 19, 2020 2:00 pm

Business

GM gets tax break for new plant next to Lordstown factory

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- General Motors Co. will receive a tax break to build a new electric battery cell factory in Ohio next to the site of a...

February 19, 2020 2:00 pm