September 30, 2014

Law enforcement and school officials address school safety

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Alabama, Georgia, Hometown, Louisiana, Mississippi, School Safety

This week law enforcement agencies and school officials across four states are gathered in Biloxi to review safety plans and help improve safety and schools. (Photo source: WLOX) From WLOX 13. BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Schools are supposed to be safe places for teaching and learning. Unfortunately these days students are sometimes caught in the middle […]

‘Staying Safe in Cyberspace’ talk for parents set

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Internet Safety, New Jersey

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit will be presenting an in-depth presentation on Internet safety for parents at Westwood Regional High School in Washington Township on Oct. 9. From Cliffview Pilot. “Staying Safe in Cyberspace – Internet Safety for Parents,” is “a comprehensive examination of today’s Internet and the dangers that lurk inside […]

Students to host PeaceJam conference against violence and bullying

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Bullying, Florida, Hometown

Participants at an anti-bullying rally hosted by PeaceJam Southeast Conference last year raise their hands in support of a speaker on the steps of the Old Capitol. (Photo: Michael Schwarz/Special to the Democrat ). From Tallahassee Democrat. For the sixth year in a row, the struggle for peace in schools will continue with student-centered discussions […]

Community Safety and Info Night to be Held Thursday

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, New Hampshire

From Londonderry News. A Community Safety and Information Night will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 6 until 8 PM. The event, held in the Londonderry High School Cafeteria, will be an informational forum on substance misuse and mental health issues. The evening will be an interactive, informational program for students, parents, school […]

Coon Rapids, school district renew contracts for police liaison

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News

From ABC Newspapers. The city of Coon Rapids and Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 have renewed agreements to bring police liaison officers into elementary, middle and high schools. The Coon Rapids City Council approved renewal of the two contracts for the 2014-2015 academic year on Sept. 16. One is for police liaison officers at Coon Rapids […]

‘Officer Batman’ seeing program through to end

Posted on September 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Ohio

Officer Dan Simcox hands a diploma to Chans Strickland during the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program graduation ceremony at Diley Middle School Friday, Sept. 19. From ThisWeek Community News. In his final year on the force, a Pickerington police officer known throughout the community for his action-hero nickname continues to teach school kids about the […]

West Michigan students can benefit from new statewide school safety initiative, officials say

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Michigan, School Safety

Attorney General Bill Schuette Wednesday, Sept. 24, announced OK2SAY, a new hotline and student safety initiative available to Michigan students this 2014-2015 academic year. From GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A new student safety reporting system — OK2SAY — was recently rolled out to help reduce violence in Michigan schools and West Michigan school and security […]

School safety experts stress preparation

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, School Safety

From Wicked Local Lexington. Photo from Wikipedia. Lexington, MA – When it comes to school safety, preparation is paramount, experts say. “School safety and security procedures and protocols are constantly evolving,” said state Secretary of Education Matthew Malone. “What we’ve been able to do is to flash a light on best practices around a framework of […]

Security grants to help with school safety

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, School Safety, Virginia

From The Northern Virginia Daily. Photo by Edward Kimmel. School districts in Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties will have greater security measures at schools as a result of grant money awarded by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Established by the 2013 General Assembly in the aftermath of the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

Members of state AG office lead Internet safety program at Keystone Oaks

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Pennsylvania

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Do you know your child’s passwords for their social media accounts?” Philip Little asked a small audience attending a presentation on children’s activities online and on smartphones. Mr. Little, education and outreach specialist with the state attorney general’s office, gave an overview of popular social media sites at the event, held last […]