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Armed Officers

Read: NCES Report: Sworn Officers at Primary Schools on the Rise

NCES Report: Sworn Officers at Primary Schools on the Rise

The annual report also found primary schools opting to hire sworn law enforcement officers has grown faster than that of secondary schools.

Read: Florida Schools Struggle to Fund SROs, Adjust Safety Plans

Florida Schools Struggle to Fund SROs, Adjust Safety Plans

Following Governor Scott’s requirement to place one security officer in each Florida school by August, many school districts are having to adjust their safety plans to stay within budget.

Read: In Rush to Add School Security Officers, Don’t Lose Sight of Best Practices

In Rush to Add School Security Officers, Don’t Lose Sight of Best Practices

Putting police officers in schools can make a big impact on school safety— if it’s done right!

Read: Tennessee House, Senate Pass School Safety Act of 2018

Tennessee House, Senate Pass School Safety Act of 2018

If approved by the governor, the bill would allow local education agencies to hire off-duty law enforcement officers to serve as armed school security officers.

Read: The Pros and Cons of Installing Metal Detectors in Schools

The Pros and Cons of Installing Metal Detectors in Schools

School and university officials must consider both the benefits and the drawbacks of every security investment. Here’s a look at this increasingly common entryway solution.

Read: Reports Support Claims BSO Deputies Hid During Parkland Shooting

Reports Support Claims BSO Deputies Hid During Parkland Shooting

One report from the Coral Springs Police Department alleges a Broward County deputy knew the gunman’s location but hid behind a tree.

Read: Access Control, SROs at Forefront of Many School Safety Plans

Access Control, SROs at Forefront of Many School Safety Plans

School districts in Alabama, Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia are among many whose approved budgets for additional security include access control and school resource officers.

Read: University of Chicago Students Protest After Student Shot by Police

University of Chicago Students Protest After Student Shot by Police

Students and faculty rallied on Thursday, calling for increased access to mental health resources on campus and a decrease in campus police powers.

Read: Parkland Students Return to School with Clear Backpacks, IDs

Parkland Students Return to School with Clear Backpacks, IDs

The new measures were added following several security breaches at the school last month, including a sheriff’s deputy who was found sleeping in his squad car on campus.

Read: Study: Armed Security Officers in U.S. Schools on the Rise

Study: Armed Security Officers in U.S. Schools on the Rise

Findings from the study indicate armed security officers in U.S. schools have increased from 31 percent to 43 percent within the last decade.

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