Today’s law enforcement officers have multiple roles. They are expected not just to enforce laws and protect life, they are also entrusted to contribute to the intervention, education and recovery of those addicted.
The majority of the $71.6 million in funding is going toward improving school climate, violence prevention and mental health services.
If signed into law, the measure would require districts to establish a threat-assessment team and teach students about violence prevention and identifying depression.
SafeOregon allows students, parents and school staff to anonymously report any threats.
Towson University wants to prevent more sexual assaults from happening. As a result, officials are planning on hiring more police officers and counselors.
The School Safety Clearinghouse Act would be managed by the Department of Homeland Security, and include recommendations from professionals on school safety.
Firefighters are repurposing their outdated fire hoses, which normally would be recycled, into something that can be used to prevent intruders from entering classrooms.
Public safety and homeland security officials will work together to scan social media for potential threats and serve as a helping hand to schools if they need help with emergency management plans and training.
A student was caught with weapons in his backpack after a student overheard him making a threat to shoot up the school.
Kentucky law now requires schools to have certain safety measures in place such as cameras and electric locks. However, the state is not fully funding this initiative causing some school districts to consider raising taxes.