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Safety Law News for December 19, 2017

In New York, the Grand Island School Board voted 5-1 to support a plan to use two part-time school resource officers rather than create a new full-time special police officer. The approval came despite objections from the current superintendent and a former superintendent.

In Pennsylvania, the Wallenpaupack SRO program started four and a half years ago. Using the TRIAD approach, in the first two years, school-related criminal incidents dropped 42% and other investigations dropped 33%. Statistics have remained static in the following two years.

In North Dakota, Wilton school administrators and staff are receiving training on the use of Narcan, the nasal form of the drug naloxone that can be administered in the event of a known or suspected drug overdose.

In South Carolina, the Horry County School Board voted to hire armed security guards for all elementary schools in the county. Currently, only middle and high schools have either School Resource Officers or armed security guards.

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