school safety

5:48 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Mo. House passes bill allowing schools to hire police resource officers

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The Missouri House has passed a bill that would allow school districts to hire police resource officers.

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.

She says that school resource officers are considered county or municipal employees. Her bill would allow school districts to hire them directly.

The House voted 129-20 to send the measure to the Senate.

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1:50 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Columbia schools under heightened security Friday amid rumors

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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.

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12:22 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe

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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. 

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6:37 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Safety in Columbia Public Schools

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