October 23, 2014
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Attorney General announces new school safety initiative

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Arkansas, Hometown, School Safety

From www.thv11.com. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 21, 2014) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced on Tuesday the launch of a new school safety training initiative for school districts and law enforcement agencies to help educators and emergency responders better prepare for active threats on campuses. Agents with the Attorney General’s Special Investigations Division will offer […]

Ribbons show support for anti-bullying campaign

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Tennessee

As part of an anti-bullying campaign for the month of October at Richview Middle School, Junior Civitan is selling orange ribbons. (Photo: THE LEAF-CHRONICLE/GREG WILLIAMSON ) From The Leaf-Chronicle. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and the Richview Middle School Junior Civitan Club has started its own anti-bullying campaign. Each school staff […]

Hernando celebrates safe communities

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Community Safety, Florida, Hometown

From www.wtsp.com. Hernando County, Florida — In Hernando County, you can learn how to keep your community safe from crime. In honor of October being Crime Prevention Month, local crime watch groups will be holding events around the county Tuesday as part of the crime prevention initiative, Celebrate Safe Communities. Some groups will be having […]

Mainers look to Colorado for lessons learned on marijuana legalization

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Maine, News

Bob Doyle talks to business leaders about his state’s experience with marijuana legalization. From www.wcsh6.com. LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Two weeks from today, voters in South Portland and Lewiston will have their voices heard on ordinances that would legalize the use and possession of marijuana by adults 21 and over. The ordinances are similar […]

There’s a Problem: Heroin has created a foundation of crime

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Hometown, Indiana

Police officers emphasize the importance of education and claiming responsibility for one’s actions. The Crawfordsville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office educate local elementary school students through Drug Abuse Resistance Education and other drug courses. They hope to curb drug problems by teaching children about the effects of drugs like heroin, but they need […]

Grants bolster school safety, financial education

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Alabama, Hometown, School Safety

From cullmantimes.com. Two Cullman County schools are the recipients of grants from the Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) to invest in safety equipment, which matches a nationwide trend of increased campus security. Fairview Middle School and West Point Elementary School each received $2,100 grants from the CCCDC on Oct. 9 to install keypads to filter […]

Twin Ports law enforcement host forum on internet safety

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Hometown, Minnesota

From www.northlandsnewscenter.com. Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) – Police on both sides of the bridge showed Northlanders how they crack internet crimes during a forum in Duluth on Thursday. Law enforcement met with community members at Duluth East High School to talk about the dangers of internet and social media in the 21st century. From online predators, […]

Elementary students learning to combat bullying

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Wisconsin

Wausau School District students learned this week how to stand up to bullying and avoid being bullies themselves.(Photo: Getty Images/Wavebreak Media ). From www.wausaudailyherald.com. WAUSAU – When 11-year-old Dariana Dogan saw some older kids bullying her classmates in school last year, she was able to stand up to them and tell them to knock it off. She […]

Celebrate Safe Communities

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Virginia

Sgt. Robert Ruxer hands out flying discs during Celebrate Safe Communities night Tuesday, Oct. 7. Akin to National Night Out, city leaders and citizens mingled at about 25 events, large and small, across Colonial Heights. Patrick Kane/Progress-Index Photos. From The Progress-Index. COLONIAL HEIGHTS — Neighborhoods across the city joined forces for Celebrate Safe Communities night Tuesday, […]

Family night at Dakota to focus on dangers of marijuana

Posted on October 19, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Michigan

From The Voice. A frank discussion about the basics of marijuana, including medical and non-medical, detection in youth and physical effects, will be the focus of a Family Night Out event at Dakota High School. Marijuana 101 is a free event sponsored by the Dakota High School Student Assistance Center and the Chippewa Valley Coalition […]