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'Don't just sit there and wait to die': Billings police chief talks security with educators

'Don't just sit there and wait to die': Billings police chief talks security with educators

Educators meeting with Billings Police Chief Rich St. John listened intently as he told them they had to be prepared to act if a shooter showed up to their school.

April 15, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Even gun rights need reasonable limits

Many guns rights advocates argue that the Second Amendment grants an absolute right to bear the arms of their choice without reservation or restriction. This argument finds no support in our constitutional history. Not one of our constitutional rights may be exercised with impunity. All righ…

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Committee advances bill to block federal gun ban

Committee advances bill to block federal gun ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state House committee approved a bill that would make it a felony in Wyoming to enforce stricter federal gun regulations created after the spate of recent mass shootings -- a move that could put Wyoming and the federal law at odds.

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SD2 students return to schools that are more secure

SD2 students return to schools that are more secure

Kevin Croff, a veteran administrator in School District 2, is halfway through his first year as principal at Poly Drive Elementary School. 

January 02, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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As students return to class Wednesday, SD2 makes adjustments to improve safety

As students return to class Wednesday, SD2 makes adjustments to improve safety

Over the winter break, School District 2 leaders made official changes they put in place last month in response to the Dec. 14 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 first-graders and six school staff members were shot to death.

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Guest opinion: Too many Montana lawmakers put NRA first

As a Montana legislator, I have seen how easily our attitude on gun control has been undermined by the National Rifle Association.

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Lolo man pleads guilty to making threats against Wyoming school

Lolo man pleads guilty to making threats against Wyoming school

MISSOULA — A 19-year-old Lolo man pleaded guilty Thursday to posting a threat on Facebook to shoot at a school in Gillette, Wyo.

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Teddy bears, bracelets going to Newtown victims’ families, survivors

Teddy bears, bracelets going to Newtown victims’ families, survivors

HELENA — Brianna Trent remembers being at work at the Comfort Suites on Dec. 14 and watching as the tragedy at an elementary school in Connecticut unfolded on television.

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Group begins assembling paper chain that will reach from Billings to Newtown

Group begins assembling paper chain that will reach from Billings to Newtown

Paper Hearts Across America organizers and volunteers began assembling the chain of thousands of paper hearts Thursday afternoon that have poured in from all over the world that will eventually stretch the 2,090-mile distance from Billings to Newtown, Conn.

December 27, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Local, state officials react to NRA's call for armed guards at schools

Local, state officials react to NRA's call for armed guards at schools

National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre on Friday called for the creation of a new program that would put armed guards or police officers in every school in the nation.

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Friday saw dip in attendance at SD2 schools

Attendance was down across Billings-area schools Friday.

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News video and photos: Moment of silence in Billings

News video and photos: Moment of silence in Billings

At 9:30 a.m., MSUB Chancellor Rolf Groseth rings the bell at Peaks to Plains Park on campus 26 times -- once for each of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims -- as Montana State University Billings participated in Friday morning's national moment of silence for victims of the Newtown, Co…

December 21, 2012 11:02 am Photos

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Rolf Groseth

Rolf Groseth

Montana State University Billings Chancellor Rolf Groseth speaks to the crowd before ringing the bell at Peaks to Plains Park on campus. The bell tolled 26 times, marking the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. MSU Billings and Rocky Mountain College participated in Frida…

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Wyoming observes moment of silence for Conn. shooting

CHEYENNE — Wyoming observed a moment of silence and remembrance Friday to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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MSUB Sandy Hook memorial

MSUB Sandy Hook memorial

At 9:30 a.m. Friday, Montana State University Billings Chancellor Rolf Groseth rings the bell at Peaks to Plains Park on campus 26 times — once for each of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims. MSUB participated in Friday morning's national moment of silence for victims of the Newtown, C…

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Guest opinion: Response to shootings should be more than tears, prayers

I am sadly reserving judgment about whether to continue membership in the National Rifle Association. I own about 20 guns and have taken elk, antelope, whitetail, mule deer and many game birds. If all the gophers I gunned down were placed end-to-end, they would probably extend from Whitefish…

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Hundreds pack Conn. church for vigil after rampage

Hundreds pack Conn. church for vigil after rampage

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Twenty-six candles — one for each of the victims — flickered on the altar Friday as hundreds of grief-stricken residents gathered for a vigil in memory of the children and staff killed in a shooting rampage at a school in this Connecticut town.

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Brother of Conn. gunman wrongly cited as shooter

Brother of Conn. gunman wrongly cited as shooter

Not long after Friday's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school, media outlets began reporting the gunman's identity as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza of Hoboken, N.J.

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Sandy Hook School shooting

Sandy Hook School shooting

Parents walk away from the Sandy Hook Elementary School with their children after a shooting at the school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.

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Sandy Hook School shooting

Sandy Hook School shooting

Ambulances leave the Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting at the school on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.

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