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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.

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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.

Trump's School Safety Commission Favors Arming Teachers

President Donald Trump's school safety commission—a panel led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—said that the decision to arm teachers to respond to potential active shooters should be left to state and local authorities, not the Federal government.

Ohio Department Praised for "Lunch with Law Enforcement" at Local Schools

Students at schools in the Riverside School District are getting used to seeing police officers show up unannounced in the cafeteria, and according to reports, they're enjoying the visits.

DOJ Announces $70M for School Safety, $64M for Criminal Record Systems

The Department of Justice has announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security and support responding law enforcement officers, and more than $64 million to state agencies to improve the nation’s criminal record systems

SRO Bailout Bag Essentials

Are you ready for an active shooter call? SRO Rich Portwood takes you through his recommendations for what you need in your bailout bag.

Gripper Doorstop

It’s a bright yellow doorstop with a hook for easy storage, covered on the bottom with a non-slip material hat grips any surface.

Fire Door Armor Barricade Notification

This barricade can withstand several tons of outside pressure, helping keep classrooms secure.