School Resource Officers

Read: Los Angeles School Board Cuts 133 Police Department Positions

Los Angeles School Board Cuts 133 Police Department Positions

Additionally, the use of pepper spray has been banned, and $25 million will be diverted from the Los Angeles School Police Department’s budget.

Read: Bay Area School Board Votes to Reinstate SROs

Bay Area School Board Votes to Reinstate SROs

Freemont USD’s board, however, has yet to determine if it will fund the SRO program.

Read: Student Shoots Classmate in Leg at Hendersonville Middle School

Student Shoots Classmate in Leg at Hendersonville Middle School

Police say the 12-year-old gunman put his hands on his head immediately following the shooting and was detained by employees.

Read: Auburn City SRO Finds Unique Way to Connect with Students

Auburn City SRO Finds Unique Way to Connect with Students

To humanize himself to students, Officer Ron Askelson created a vision board showcasing both his professional and personal life.

Read: Buna ISD Police Chief Fired After Unannounced School Intruder Drill

Buna ISD Police Chief Fired After Unannounced School Intruder Drill

An SRO dressed in camouflage with his face covered ran around the school attempting to break in through doors and windows.

Read: Seattle Security Guard Fired for Restraining 2nd Grader As She Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Seattle Security Guard Fired for Restraining 2nd Grader As She Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’

An investigation determined the guard restrained the girl when she was not an imminent threat and as she was already lying on the floor.

Read: School Resource Deputy Saves Florida High School Student’s Life

School Resource Deputy Saves Florida High School Student’s Life

The Strawberry Crest High School SRD performed CPR on the student until he could breathe on his own.

Read: Former Houston High School Principal Makes Her Case for SROs on Campus

Former Houston High School Principal Makes Her Case for SROs on Campus

The author describes how her school’s use of SROs changed the culture of her campus. The approach was so successful that it was featured in the national and international media.

Read: Be Prepared! COVID-19 and the Active Shooter

Be Prepared! COVID-19 and the Active Shooter

All schools should have emergency/crisis plans and lockdown procedures in place, and train staff, teachers and students.

Read: Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Additionally, major reforms are being implemented in the hiring and training of SROs.

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