Alabama school safety http://apr.org en School Security Officer Bill Passes Ala. House http://apr.org/post/school-security-officer-bill-passes-ala-house <p>In a late night session, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a school safety bill that will allow city and county school systems to hire armed school security officers.<br><br>The bill by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery was crafted in response to the Sandy Hook school shootings. The House approved it 97-3.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 12:28:51 +0000 The Associated Press 30116 at http://apr.org School Security Officer Bill Passes Ala. House 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 Bill To Allow Armed School Volunteers Re-Filed http://apr.org/post/bill-allow-armed-school-volunteers-re-filed <P>A school superintendent visited the Alabama Statehouse to plead for passage of a re-filed bill that would allocate state funds for armed guards in his schools.</P> <P>Franklin County Schools Superintendent Gary Williams Tuesday expressed fear that students who are familiar with guns will come to school armed for protection. He says school officials are anxious because the district's rural schools in northwest Alabama are about 30 minutes from sheriff's officials.</P> <P>The original bill had been intended to allow gun-toting volunteers to work in schools to prevent armed intruders. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:07:03 +0000 The Associated Press 27818 at http://apr.org Bill To Allow Armed School Volunteers Re-Filed Ala. House Won't Override School Safety Bill Veto http://apr.org/post/ala-house-wont-override-school-safety-bill-veto <P>The Alabama House has voted to uphold Gov. Robert Bentley's veto of a bill to allow teachers and other school personnel to train as reserve sheriff's deputies.</P> <P>The bill was a school safety measure by Democratic Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay. After training, the teachers could carry firearms in school as protection against shooting incidents.</P> <P>Morrow says law enforcement officials and educators in his northwest Alabama county had endorsed the measure.</P> <P>The vote Thursday to override the veto was 39-1. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:03:06 +0000 The Associated Press 26322 at http://apr.org Ala. House Won't Override School Safety Bill Veto Ala. Governor Vetoes School Firearms Legislation http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-vetoes-school-firearms-legislation <P>Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has vetoed a Franklin County school safety bill that would have authorized some teachers to carry firearms.</P> <P>The bill would allow teachers and other school personnel in Franklin County and Russellville city schools to train as reserve county sheriff's deputies and then carry firearms in school.</P> <P>It was the first school safety measure this session to pass both the House and Senate. But Bentley said in his veto message that the measure does not contain specific and extensive training requirements. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:42:04 +0000 The Associated Press 26182 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor Vetoes School Firearms Legislation Governor Set to Address School Safety Summit http://apr.org/post/governor-set-address-school-safety-summit <P>Gov. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:30:53 +0000 The Associated Press 26026 at http://apr.org Governor Set to Address School Safety Summit Retired Police Officers to Patrol Cullman Schools http://apr.org/post/retired-police-officers-patrol-cullman-schools <P>Armed police officers will continue to be a common sight at Cullman City Schools.</P> <P>The Cullman Times reports that the city and the local school system have teamed up to station retired officers at every school for the remainder of the school year.</P> <P>Police were added after the Connecticut school system in December but the temporary arrangement was stretching the police department's resources.</P> <P>The school board will pay about $38,000 in salary and benefits for five officers, while the city will spend $42,500 for training, certification, uniforms, equipment, and automobile Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:45:02 +0000 The Associated Press 25175 at http://apr.org Retired Police Officers to Patrol Cullman Schools School Safety to be Topic at Ala. Board Meeting http://apr.org/post/school-safety-be-topic-ala-board-meeting <P>The Alabama Board of Education will hold a work session to discuss ways to keep Alabama schools safe.</P> <DIV> <P>The work session will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gordon Persons Building in Montgomery.</P> <P>Superintendent Tommy Bice has asked superintendents across the state to submit the safety plans for their schools in light of last month's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.</P> <P>The school board session comes following a heavily attended Statehouse summit this month on ideas for keeping Alabama schools safe. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:17:48 +0000 The Associated Press 23675 at http://apr.org School Safety to be Topic at Ala. Board Meeting Ala. Leaders Strategize School Shooting Prevention http://apr.org/post/ala-leaders-strategize-school-shooting-prevention <P>Participants in a Statehouse summit meeting have agreed that preventing and reacting to incidents like the Connecticut elementary school shooting will be the top priority for the Alabama Legislature in the regular session that begins Feb. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:54:41 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 23012 at http://apr.org Ala. Leaders Strategize School Shooting Prevention Meeting Set to Discuss Alabama School Shootings http://apr.org/post/meeting-set-discuss-alabama-school-shootings <P>Members of the House and Senate Education Policy committees will hold a joint hearing to discuss keeping students and teachers safe in the event of a school shooting and preventing such incidents.</P> <DIV> <P>The hearing will include House Speaker Mike Hubbard, Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, Alabama Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier and state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice. The meeting will also include other law enforcement and education officials.</P> <P>The meeting is set for 9 a.m. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:35:43 +0000 The Associated Press 22979 at http://apr.org Meeting Set to Discuss Alabama School Shootings