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Armed Officers

Read: Husband Kills Wife, Self in Hospital Room at Westchester Medical Center

Husband Kills Wife, Self in Hospital Room at Westchester Medical Center

Police said the husband wrote in a note that he was distraught over his wife’s medical issues and wanted to end her suffering.

Read: Annual Poll Shows 1 in 3 Parents Fear for Child’s Safety at School

Annual Poll Shows 1 in 3 Parents Fear for Child’s Safety at School

The poll also found that while most parents supported armed officers, mental health screenings and metal detectors in schools, most opposed arming teachers.

Read: Northwell Health to Place Armed Security Officers in All 23 Hospitals

Northwell Health to Place Armed Security Officers in All 23 Hospitals

Any eligible officer must be a former law enforcement officer and must take an eight-hour training course on shooting protocol.

Read: Witnesses: Man Fatally Shot by PSU Police Was Trying to Break up Fight

Witnesses: Man Fatally Shot by PSU Police Was Trying to Break up Fight

Multiple witnesses said the man was shot after his holstered handgun fell onto the ground as he was trying to break up the fight.

Read: Experts: N.J. Schools May See Shortage in Available Armed Officers

Experts: N.J. Schools May See Shortage in Available Armed Officers

Many New Jersey schools are opting to hire Class III armed officers, but a new state law will narrow the selection pool even more.

Read: Teacher Who Fired Gun in Classroom Won’t Face Charges

Teacher Who Fired Gun in Classroom Won’t Face Charges

Dennis Alexander, a teacher and reserve officer, accidentally discharged his firearm in a classroom while teaching a firearms safety course.

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.

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