Heavy Police Presence on High School Campus Following Violent Incidents
Police officers were assigned to New Rochelle High School following three violent incidents on campus.
- By Sydny Shepard
- January 24, 2018
Police officers have be assigned to New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York, after a student was stabbed in one of the classrooms last week.
Mayor Noam Bramson and the school's superintendent Brian Osborne said at a press conference that new safety measures were necessary following a total of three violence incidents involving students on and off campus.
"Each of these incidents in isolation would be a matter of grave concern," Bramson, Osborne and other city officials said in a joint statement. "Coming in such quick succession, they pose an urgent challenge that commands our full attention."
The new security measures for the school include:
- Uniformed police officers assigned to the high school as well as "to primary access points" around the school
- The city is beefing up police presence around the campus at times when there is heavy student activity, including before and after school.
- Access to the high school will be "strictly controlled and enforced."
The addition to the above security measures, there will be a "top-to-bottom, high-level review of all practices, procedures and policies that may be directly or indirectly related to student safety."
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.