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Pennsylvania School Police Officers to Lose Arrest Powers

Seven months after a Snyder County judge granted full arrest powers to Selinsgrove Area School District Police Chief Mark Wolfberg and two of his part-time officers, Pennsylvania lawmakers have stripped much of their authority away.

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POLICE Survey: How Would You Make Schools Safer?

We asked our readers what they would do to prevent school shootings and improve law enforcement response to such incidents, and we got a lot of interesting answers.

Retired Corrections Officers Can Now Patrol NJ Schools

A new state law in New Jersey will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.

Ritron Inc. Introduces Radio-To-Intercom Bridge for School Safety

The Radio-To-Intercom Bridge from Ritron is a radio receiver designed to add a critical layer of security to a school’s communication system. The receiver connects to an existing wired Public Address Intercom system and allows authorized business band 2-way radios to make announcements over the existing intercom speakers.

Iowa Department Seeks to Add School Resource Officers

The Dubuque Police Department has just five SROs to protect the 19 schools in the district, so they want to add three more.

Nebraska Lawmaker Proposes Law to Ban School Resource Officers

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers—the longest-serving state senator in the history of the Cornhusker State—has introduced legislation that would ban law enforcement officers from patrolling school halls.

Florida School Hires Combat Veterans to Protect Against Active Shooters

Principal Bill Jones said he wants to make sure if an armed intruder were to enter the campus of Manatee School for the Arts, which has a student population of about 2,100 middle and high school students, they would be met with swift, overwhelming and deadly force.

Nashville Police Pulling Harassed SROs from Schools

Two of the most troubled schools in Nashville, Tennessee will soon be without school resource officers after those SROs reported being verbally harassed on a daily basis.

Pennsylvania Parents File Suit over Proposal to Arm Teachers in Schools

The Tamaqua (PA) School District "endangered their community" when they approved a "manifestly illegal" policy to give weapons to teachers and other school employees, according to a lawsuit filed by three parents and a grandparent.

Oregon Students Protest Presence of School Resource Officers

The students say the presence of the officers makes the students feel unsafe, contribute to discrimination in school and their presence can lead to hostile and unsafe school environments.