Heavy Police Presence on High School Campus Following Violent Incidents

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.

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."

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