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Kelly Middle Students Rally Against Drugs

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in Connecticut, Hometown, News, School Safety

Macots Hunter, Chester and Daren

NORWICH — Eighth-graders at Kelly Middle School got a kick-start to their Monday morning by joining three large, furry friends at a loud anti-drug rally in the school’s auditorium. The special guests at the Red Ribbon Week rally included Chester, the Young Marines puppy bulldog mascot, D.A.R.E. mascot Daren the Lion, and Hunter, the mascot […]

Program helps CISD police focus on campus drug abuse

Posted on June 22, 2015 by in Hometown, School Safety, Texas

Conroe ISD Police Officer LaQuoya Cook

From Chron.com. Photo: Conroe ISD Police Department Chief William Harness congratulates Conroe ISD Police officer LaQuoya Cook, College Park High School police officer, during the Conroe ISD Police Department D.A.R.E. Instructor Certification graduation ceremony at Conroe High School 9th grade campus. Conroe ISD Police Department hosted the two week instructor certification classes that were attended by […]

How safe is your child’s school?

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Hometown, Kentucky, School Safety

School Safety

From whas11.com. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – On the surface this is a story about numbers. 22 assaults in Oldham County Schools, 452 drug offenses in Bullitt County, and 67 weapons at Jefferson County Public Schools. When you dig a little deeper, it’s a story about kids and it could be your kid. “Those numbers aren’t good,” […]

Harrisburg safety forum: Superintendent rolls out ideas and mayor tackles failing schools

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Hometown, Pennsylvania, School Safety

Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter

Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter, center, at the Harrisburg School District’s first school/community meeting at Harrisburg High School Thursday night, Nov. 20, 2014. Mark Pynes | [email protected] From PennLive. HARRISBURG- Harrisburg School District officials are planning to hire 10 additional security monitors and researching a “Safe Corridors” program where community watchers could help ensure students get […]

School safety summit underway in Holyoke

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, School Safety

School safety summit

Law enforcement, school workers discussing safety strategies. From WWLP-22News. HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Shootings and other high-profile incidents have increased attention on the safety of children at school. With this focus on keeping children safe, about 250 people gathered at the Log Cabin in Holyoke Tuesday for the beginning of a two-day school safety summit. […]

Teen Talk – Teens and School Safety

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Florida, Hometown, School Safety

Teen Talk – Teens and School Safety

From www.wtxl.com. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – This week’s “Teen Talk” is focused on advice for parents and teaching safety to teens in the school setting. WTXL contributor and family therapist Jane Marks: Schools typically should be places where both teachers and students feel safe. By and large, most of our schools in this country are doing a […]

School safety task force hears opposition to more officers in South Carolina schools

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in Hometown, School Safety, South Carolina

SC School Safety Task Force

The SC School Safety Task Force met Thursday at the Statehouse. From www.nbc26.tv. COLUMBIA, S.C. – A special School Safety Task Force is working on its recommendations for making South Carolina schools safer, including recommending that an armed officer be put in every school in the state. But the group heard opposition Thursday from the […]

School Safety Improvements A Statewide Priority

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in Hometown, School Safety, Wyoming

Office of Homeland Security Trainer Russell Clark and Deputy Director Larry Majerus

Office of Homeland Security Trainer Russell Clark and Deputy Director Larry Majerus at a Screening People Through Observational techniques (SPOT) training in Cheyenne, Wyo. Credit: Aaron Schrank. From Wyoming Public Media. After the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, schools nationwide increased focus on security. Hundreds of school safety bills were proposed […]

Comal ISD Students in Good Hands as District Celebrates America’s Safe Schools Week

Posted on November 1, 2014 by in Hometown, School Safety, Texas

Comal ISD D.A.R.E.

Comal ISD student Shantè Williams gives Comal County Sheriff’s Deputy Homer Balderas and Daren a hug during a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. From AmericanTowns.com. Comal ISD has always taken pride in the fact it keeps its students in a safe environment on a daily basis. According to David Springer, Maintenance and Operations Director, the district’s schools […]

State to receive school safety grants

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois, School Safety

Illinois State Capitol

Photo by Éovart Caçeir. From www.stltoday.com. Illinois will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants that aim to improve safety in the classroom through both emergency management and comprehensive prevention efforts that address students’ social and emotional needs, according to a press release. The funds, funneled through two U.S. Department of Education grants, reflect ongoing state […]