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Some Illinois Lawmakers Want to Replace SROs with Therapists

April 20, 2018
Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch, a Hillside Democrat, said he proposed the plan after hearing from advocates who argue that investing in mental health resources is the best way of treating the epidemic of violence.

Maryland SRO to Receive NASRO National Award of Valor

April 19, 2018
The school resource officer (SRO) who quickly ended a shooting at Maryland’s Great Mills High School last month will receive the National Award of Valor from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).

Sheriff Deploying Armed Volunteers in North Carolina Schools

April 11, 2018
“They’re going to be armed security," Sheriff Burris said. "They’ll be walking the halls, they’ll be mentoring our kids. They’ll be checking in with our faculty, our teachers, our principals. They’ll be walking through the parking lot looking for any suspicious activity our behavior. They’ll be attending lunch with the kids.”

Sheriff: Maryland High School Shooter Died by Shooting Himself

March 26, 2018
The 17-year-old who opened fire on classmates at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland last week, injuring one and killing another, died by shooting himself in the head, officials investigating the case said Monday.

California Legislator Proposes Special Tax on Guns, Ammo

March 22, 2018
Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said his bill would strengthen counseling support at California’s 1,400 middle schools and junior high schools while providing more armed school resource officers at high schools.

Florida Governor Orders Troopers to Patrol Parkland High School

March 22, 2018
“Recent events at the school have demonstrated the need for additional security measures to be implemented,” Scott wrote Tuesday to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and county school Superintendent Robert Runcie.

South Carolina County Considering Using Schools as Police Substations

March 21, 2018
"The police substations is an idea I came up with about four or five years ago," DeFeo said. "The idea was if they needed substations, we have schools. There are rooms in the schools that police could stop by and use as offices."

SWAT Trained SRO Fired On Maryland School Shooter, Stopped Attack

March 20, 2018
A school resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, then faced off with the shooter, the sheriff said. The deputy and the gunman each fired one shot simultaneously. Cameron said the gunman later died from his wounds. He said that the investigation would determine whether the round the officer fired hit the shooter.

Former Parkland High School SRO Wanted Accused School Shooter Involuntarily Committed in 2016

March 19, 2018
The documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz, which were obtained by The Associated Press, show school officials and Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, who has been accused of cowardice for failing to act during the shooting, recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.

Surveillance Footage Captured During Parkland School Shooting Released

March 15, 2018
The video begins shortly after the shooting started, with Peterson and civilian security monitor Kelvin Greenleaf walking. The two then begin running, get into a golf cart and speed toward Building 12. More Here.

Video: Surveillance Footage Captured During Parkland School Shooting Released

March 15, 2018
The video begins shortly after the shooting started, with Peterson and civilian security monitor Kelvin Greenleaf walking. The two then begin running, get into a golf cart and speed toward Building 12.

New York City Removes Last Police Officers from Public Schools

March 13, 2018
“My colleagues think it’s outrageous — and really stupid,” teacher Arthur Goldstein said. “We’re not enthusiastic about arming teachers, but we liked having a cop around.”

FL SRO Heard Shots Inside School Building, Told Officers to Stay Away

March 9, 2018
The records appear to support Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s contention that Peterson, a longtime school resource officer, should have entered Building 12 to engage Cruz and try to prevent deaths.

School Shootings: Time to Show Some Muscle

March 1, 2018

Deterrence is not just a matter of having sworn officers in the schools; it's having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

Florida Deputy Accused of Cowardice During School Shooting Defends Himself

February 26, 2018
Scot Peterson issued a statement through his lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo III, saying that he followed Broward County Sheriff’s Office protocol on Feb. 14 and that he didn’t rush into the school because he believed the gunfire was coming from outside.

To Prevent School Shootings, Show Some Muscle

February 23, 2018
Deterrence is not just a matter of having armed personnel or even sworn officers in the schools; it’s having the right officer, with the right equipment, and the right training.

New York Sheriff's Association Calls for Armed LEO in Every School

February 23, 2018
The Sheriffs' Association said the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo should fund one armed officer in every school as part of the state budget for the fiscal year that starts April 1.

Parkland High SRO Resigns Under Investigation for Failing to Engage Shooter

February 22, 2018
Sheriff Scott Israel said the deputy should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.”

Following Up on School Shooting Threat, California Deputies Find Guns in Student's Home

February 21, 2018
When deputies arrived at the home Friday they found two AR-15 rifles, two handguns and 90 "high-capacity" ammunition magazines, the sheriff said.

Minnesota 3rd-grader Fires Officer's Holstered Gun at School

February 6, 2018
Authorities are investigating how a Minnesota third-grader managed to discharge a police officer's holstered gun Monday afternoon while participating in a group activity at school.
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