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Facility dog Betsy is an invaluable presence at the Wrightstown Community School District, bringing joy and relief to students, staff and officers alike
“In reality, in the 2020s, if we are not looking at the digital footprint of a student of concern, we are really not doing a comprehensive threat assessment.”
While much attention is given to responding to attacks in progress, increased research provides hope for earlier intervention and prevention of school violence
“California has experienced 96 school shootings between 2018 and 2023. If we want to get serious about preventing school shootings ... we need good guys, and girls, with guns, ready to act,” Assemblyman Bill Essayli said
The bill aims to clarify the confusion surrounding a 2023 state law that put new restrictions on officers’ use of prone restraints on students in schools
“It is no reflection on the great work our police officers were doing in schools...” Superintendent Larry Snelling said. “CPD is going to continue to do what we’ve always done: Protect our children, protect the streets”
Chicago Public Schools is seeking to remove the requirement that part-time security candidates “must have the legal authority to effectuate an arrest”
Harnett County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Johnson had served in law enforcement for 26 years
It’s important to remember your audience when talking to school staff about safety
Capt. John Randolph was working in his role as an SRO during a high school football game when he tripped on debris and fell onto a wood pile
The “school safety officers” do not do other police work like SROs do, but do use police radios for speedier emergency response, unlike private security guards
The Hennepin County attorney’s interpretation of the student restraint law “puts us back to where we were roughly two weeks ago, Minn. Chiefs of Police Association Executive Director Jeff Potts said
The suspects recorded the killing of retired Bell Police Chief Andreas Probst on video, which was provided to the police by an SRO
Minnesota law enforcement associations are asking for a special legislative session on the SRO law that changed the “reasonable force standard” in schools
“Every child and every parent should feel an absolute peace of mind as they travel to and from school,” Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said
Police groups say the legislation prohibits school resource officers from taking action in situations in which students damage property or present a physical danger
One superintendent said they will not rush planning or “take unnecessary risks because these folks are responsible for protecting our children and our campuses”
Right now, the Broward school district contracts with 13 different municipalities, which provide school resource officers from city PDs or the sheriff’s office
A recent allocation of $5.25 million in state funding became accessible in response to The Covenant School shooting, but MNPD officials say they don’t have the capacity to staff its 70 public schools
A child walked behind a vehicle was backing up during school drop-off; Officer Mike Stallone quickly raced toward the child and moved her to safety
The vote to reinstate SROs comes after a student shot and wounded two administrators inside Denver’s largest high school
The focus of a new Secret Service report is how to improve the willingness of students and others to report concerning behavior
The $230M legislation provides funding for armed SROs at all public schools, increases physical safeguards and enhances mental health services for students
Officer Peter Sutera has created several initiatives including a summer fishing program, an online gaming program and a comfort dog program
Two years after the school board cut ties with Denver PD, officers will be posted following the East High School shooting
“Prevention has to start before the gunman arrives. We need to pay a lot more attention to those people before they come to school with a gun.”
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The money may be used for salaries, benefits and training for the school resource officers
Following a video of students jumping a teacher and other disciplinary issues, councilors want to see more police and metal detectors in schools