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National Association of School Resource Officers Meet in California

July 28, 2014
At the annual meeting of the National Association of School Resource Officers in La Quinta, Calif., last week, school-based officers crowded into multiple sessions on a theme hardly pondered by earlier generations, the active shooter.

National Association of School Resource Officers Announces Award Recipients

July 9, 2014
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) has announced recipients of its annual awards, recognizing excellence in school-based policing. The association will present the awards at its annual conference, July 13-18, in La Quinta, Calif.

Philly School Officer Dies of Apparent Heart Attack After Breaking Up Fight

June 3, 2014
The School District of Philadelphia told WTXF TV that the school staff found Giles unresponsive from an unknown medical emergency in the bathroom on Monday afternoon.

"Columbine Effect"-- A Report on Copycat School Violence

May 5, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune Reports on copycat school violence patterned after the 1999 Columbine school shootings.

ACLU Wants Less-Lethal Weapon Ban in Texas Schools

February 18, 2014
The state's education commissioner should ban the use of Tasers, pepper spray, and other "less-than-lethal" weapons in all public schools, according to a request delivered this week from the ACLU and six other civil rights groups.

SRO’s Quick Response Saved Lives at Colo. School

December 16, 2013
Much of the credit for limiting the carnage from Pierson’s attack on Arapahoe High is being lauded upon an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputy who serves as the school’s resource officer.

Getting Schooled

December 4, 2013
In the hierarchy of transgressions, we never pay more than when we pay for the unsatisfactory explanation. Sometimes it’s smart to be smart, act smart, and explain accordingly.

Ga. Schools Consider Arming SROs With AR-15s

October 1, 2013
Three Gainsville, Ga., schools are considering arming their school resource officers with a Colt AR-15 rifle to harden response to a possible active shooter. Under the plan, a Colt 6920 M4 carbine would be placed inside a safe at each of the schools.

DOJ Awards $45M to Hire School Resource Officers

October 1, 2013
For its annual COPS hiring grants, the U.S. Department of Justice gave priority to agencies planning to hire more school resource officers and military veterans. Nearly $45 million was awarded to fund 356 new SRO positions.

Fla. SRO Delivers Baby

August 26, 2013
Officer Natasha Richardson escorted Marie Lys Colin into the school's front office, after the mother went into contractions while picking up her 7-year-old son from Fairway Elementary.

Ark. AG: Arming of Teachers Not Permitted

August 5, 2013
A state board that licenses private security agencies doesn't have the authority to allow school districts to employ educators and staff as security personnel, according to a legal opinion from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

NRA Report Argues for Weapons Training for School Personnel

April 2, 2013
The School Shield Initiative task force recommended improved training for school resource officers and a training program for designated school personnel that wish to be armed. The model for both, as outlined in the report, involves 40 to 60 hours of comprehensive instruction.

Video: Fla. SRO Wrestles Gator at Middle School

March 25, 2013
A Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy captured a seven-foot alligator that had crawled on to the grounds of the middle school where she was assigned as a school resource officer.

Fla. Deputy Wrestles Gator

March 25, 2013

A Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's Deputy Jessica McGregor captured a seven-foot alligator that had crawled on to the grounds of the middle school where she was assigned as a school resource officer. Read the full story here.

N.Y. Cop Resigns Over Accidental Discharge at High School

March 18, 2013
The veteran Lloyd (N.Y.) Police officer who accidentally fired his service weapon in a high school hallway has resigned after an internal investigation faulted him for the incident.

SRO Program Suspended After Accidental Discharge at High School

March 7, 2013
A New York school district suspended its resource officer (SRO) program Tuesday, after an officer's gun accidentally discharged in a high school hallway.

Ga. SRO Disarms Suspect in Middle School Shooting

January 31, 2013
An off-duty Georgia police officer working as a school resource officer disarmed and detained a student who is suspected of shooting a 14-year-old classmate in the head.

Fla. Mom Pays for Deputy at Child's School

January 22, 2013
Laura Lauria has paid the Flagler County School District upfront for the cost of a deputy to staff Old Kings Elementary for about two months starting Jan. 14. The mother made a "verbal commitment" to pay for the deputy for the rest of the year after that, Superintendent Janet Valentine told the news outlet.

S.C. SRO Saves Student After Asthma Attack

January 21, 2013
Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff Leon Lott recognized Dent Middle School Resource Officer (SRO) Donna Tucker on Wednesday for her quick actions that helped save a student's life.

Obama Proposes $150M for SROs in Schools

January 17, 2013
President Barack Obama unveiled his plan to reduce gun violence on Wednesday. Although much of it focused on closing background check loopholes and banning "military-style assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines, there were several points specific to school security.
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