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School Safety

D.A.R.E. officers and other school based law enforcement officers are the first line of defense in America’s schools. Their job is to educate children but also to prevent school violence and intruders who my try and enter a school to harm children and others.

Kelly Middle Students Rally Against Drugs

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016

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 of the New England Black Wolves professional lacrosse team, based at Mohegan Sun. In photo (click to view the full image): Mascots Hunter, Chester,…

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Program helps CISD police focus on campus drug abuse

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2015

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 officers from across the state. Photograph by David Hopper. After 14 years on the…

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How safe is your child’s school?

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

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," JCPS Director of Safe and Drug Free Schools Jackie Wisman said when we asked him about 2013-2014 harassment charges at a couple of Jefferson County Public Middle…

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

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

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 to schools safely. Superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney also said…

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School safety summit underway in Holyoke

Posted on Nov 19th, 2014

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. The third annual event was organized by the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Northwestern District Attorney’s…

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Teen Talk – Teens and School Safety

Posted on Nov 16th, 2014

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 very effective job of teaching safety. As parents there are issues that you can touch on that help your kids' focus on being aware of…

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

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

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 American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina. Tracey Tucker of the ACLU told the task force that having more police officers in schools causes…

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School Safety Improvements A Statewide Priority

Posted on Nov 4th, 2014

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 in state houses across the country. Spending on security systems skyrocketed. Wyoming was no exception. Just…

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

Posted on Nov 1st, 2014

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 are safer than ever. “It all starts with our outstanding relationships with our local law enforcement agencies,”…

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State to receive school safety grants

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014

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 and national efforts to better prepare for school emergencies as well to improve methods of…

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