Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 463 words, a 2 minute read.
Students at William Hackett Middle School pass through metal detectors in Albany, N.Y. Photo: Mike Groll/AP
As America confronts a mass shooting crisis, schools are increasingly having to balance proactivity on potential school shooters vs. privacy laws and civil liberties meant to protect individuals.
Why it matters: Connor Betts, who killed 9 people this weekend in Dayton, Ohio, was suspended during high school for writing a "hit list" and rape list, the AP reports.
The big picture: As of the 2017-2018 school year, 44% of public schools had threat assessment teams and 49% had systems for anonymous reporting of threats, the AP notes, citing Education Department data.
Between the lines: As Axios has previously noted, U.S. children are increasingly at the center of surveillance via facial recognition.
The bottom line: No school program is going to end this crisis. But at this point, so long as the right advocates are allowed in the room, anything just might help.
This photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it says a is new-type tactical guided missile landing in an islet in waters off the country's eastern coast.
Painted emoji are seen on a house in Manhattan Beach. Photo: Natalie Rice/AP
Southern California's Manhattan Beach community is aflutter over a paint job that appeared after a homeowner was fined for allowing short-term rentals, the AP reports.