Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill Wednesday allowing North Dakota schools—mostly rural campuses—to develop plans for an “armed first responder.”
Erie School District police officers are now carrying Tasers in addition to guns in schools.
The Lee County School District plans to hire 11 attendants next school year to monitor high school restrooms and curb safety and security problems.
Williamsburg-James City County schools have approved an additional four new security officer positions in the district for the 2019-2020 school budget, according to district spokeswoman Eileen Cox.
NYU Winthrop Hospital will add armed security guards beginning April 15, the hospital’s president announced March 26.
Two full-time security guard positions with the Pennridge School District will be changed to school police officers who will carry guns.
The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement have authorized the Clay County School Board to move forward with forming the district’s own police department.
The Health and Services Union (HSU) has called for more security guards at Australia’s John Hunter Hospital for staff, patient and visitor safety among “sky-high” levels of violence.
Sullivan County Schools have expanded its school resource officer program from one officer at each of the high schools to 18 SROs, enough for one per campus.
Every school in West Memphis will soon have a police officer assigned to its campus.