Alabama school security http://apr.org en Alabama Schools Get Authority To Hire Security http://apr.org/post/alabama-schools-get-authority-hire-security <p></p><p></p><p>The Alabama Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students.</p><p>The Senate voted 21-0 Monday to go along with changes the House made to a school security bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery. The bill now goes to the governor for review.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:24:56 +0000 The Associated Press 30771 at http://apr.org Alabama Schools Get Authority To Hire Security Ala. House Panel Votes To Allow Hiring Officers http://apr.org/post/ala-house-panel-votes-allow-hiring-officers <P>An Alabama House committee has passed a bill that will allow school systems to hire trained resource officers to provide security in their schools and for the school system to pay for the cost of training and hiring the officers.</P> <P>The director of Alabama's Department of Homeland Security, Spencer Collier, said it's a way of insuring that Alabama student are safe when at school.</P> <P>"To get people trained as police officers is the best way to make sure schools are safe," Collier said.</P> <P>The House Education Policy Committee voted Tuesday to pass the legislation to allow sch Tue, 07 May 2013 21:39:13 +0000 The Associated Press 29923 at http://apr.org Ala. House Panel Votes To Allow Hiring Officers GOP Ala. Lawmakers Suggest School Safety Bills http://apr.org/post/gop-ala-lawmakers-suggest-school-safety-bills <P>Republican leadership in the Alabama Legislature has offered proposals to make Alabama public schools safer.</P> <P>The proposals made by Republican legislators at a State House news conference Tuesday includes giving schools permission and more money to hire trained resource officers to provide security. The proposals include one by Republican Rep. Allen Treadaway of Morris to issue up to $50 million in bonds for schools to buy necessary equipment and make renovations so public schools can secure all entrances.</P> <P>A proposal by Republican Rep. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 21:56:52 +0000 The Associated Press 28677 at http://apr.org GOP Ala. Lawmakers Suggest School Safety Bills Survey: Ala. Teachers Support Having Armed Guards http://apr.org/post/survey-ala-teachers-support-having-armed-guards <P>A new survey of Alabama teachers finds that a majority of them support having armed security officers in their schools.</P> <DIV> <P>The same survey found that teachers who responded said they oppose allowing administrators and teachers having guns in school.</P> <P>Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/14zGVZr) that the survey was conducted by the Capital Survey Research Center, the polling arm of the Alabama Education Association.</P> <P>The survey was conducted with 699 public school teachers across the state in late January, not long after the December school shootings that left 20 students Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:01:53 +0000 The Associated Press 27706 at http://apr.org Survey: Ala. Teachers Support Having Armed Guards Shelby County Reviewing School Safety Plans http://apr.org/post/shelby-county-reviewing-school-safety-plans <P>School officials in Shelby County are reviewing their security plans after a deadly shooting spree in Connecticut.</P> <P>Authorities said surveillance cameras will play a role in upcoming security improvements. Al.com (http://bit.ly/SbcjZW ) reports that some schools in the county already have more than 30 such cameras.</P> <P>Architects are also reviewing school entrances to make additional safety improvements.</P> <P>School officials met this week with Shelby County Sheriff Chris Curry, Shelby County Commissioner Mike Vest and state Sens. Sun, 06 Jan 2013 00:27:41 +0000 The Associated Press 22846 at http://apr.org Shelby County Reviewing School Safety Plans