school safety http://kbia.org en Mo. House passes bill allowing schools to hire police resource officers http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-passes-bill-allowing-schools-hire-police-resource-officers <p></p><p>The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow school districts to hire police resource officers.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sponsoring Republican Rep. Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, says the measure is part of efforts to keep schools safer after the Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 20 children last December.</span></p><p>She says that school resource officers are considered county or municipal employees. Her bill would allow school districts to hire them directly.</p><p>The House voted 129-20 to send the measure to the Senate.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:48:19 +0000 Associated Press 31466 at http://kbia.org Mo. House passes bill allowing schools to hire police resource officers Columbia schools under heightened security Friday amid rumors http://kbia.org/post/columbia-schools-under-heightened-security-friday-amid-rumors <p>Superintendent Chris Belcher says Columbia Public Schools will be under heightened security tomorrow following rumors and chatter about a possible planned violent act at one of the district’s schools. In a letter to parents today, Belcher said the district and the Columbia Police Department have investigated the rumors and can’t find any credible evidence. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:50:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26229 at http://kbia.org Columbia schools under heightened security Friday amid rumors After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe http://kbia.org/post/after-precautionary-lockdown-cps-reports-students-and-staff-safe <p>The Columbia Public School District placed all district schools on what it calls a “modified lockdown” on Tuesday while law enforcement officials were engaged in a vehicle pursuit.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:22:09 +0000 Janet Saidi 26099 at http://kbia.org After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe Safety in Columbia Public Schools http://kbia.org/post/safety-columbia-public-schools <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:37:12 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26068 at http://kbia.org Safety in Columbia Public Schools