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The School Safety topic features news and information to help patrol officers, school resource officers and police leaders address issues of school safety and law enforcement response to acts of violence in our nation’s classrooms and campuses.

The number of attacks is alarming, but we are seeing more stories about successes from police intervention before and during attacks
A recent documentary features the words of the officers who responded to the shooting, as well as a multitude of recordings of 911 callers and radio transmissions made during the event. Here’s what we can learn
Once a firearm has been identified, alerts are dispatched, including the last known location of the shooter, to school staff and law enforcement
Administrators were applauded for confining the student to an office until Mesquite Police Department officers arrived; the officers shot the student, grazing his leg
“The National Guard’s expertise in crisis management and community support can offer a vital temporary intervention, allowing ... a long-term solution to be developed,” the school board members wrote
“Like I’ve said before: See something, say something, hear something, say something,” Mariemont Chief of Police Richard Hines said. “If we hadn’t gotten the tip, I think we would have had a very bad situation”
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Chicago Public Schools is seeking to remove the requirement that part-time security candidates “must have the legal authority to effectuate an arrest”
“Riverside appreciates its strong partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office,” the district stated. “Without their assistance, this project would not have been possible”
“An active shooter with access to victims should never be considered and treated as a barricaded subject,” the report says