Alabama school security

School Security
7:24 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Alabama Schools Get Authority To Hire Security

The state Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students.
Credit Trent Moore/The Cullman Times

The Alabama Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students.

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.

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School Security
4:39 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Ala. House Panel Votes To Allow Hiring Officers

An Alabama House panel has voted to allow the hiring of trained resource officers to provide security in schools.
Credit Trent Moore/The Cullman Times

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.


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.


"To get people trained as police officers is the best way to make sure schools are safe," Collier said.

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School Safety
4:56 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

GOP Ala. Lawmakers Suggest School Safety Bills

Republican leadership in the Alabama Legislature has offered proposals to make Alabama public schools safer.
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Republican leadership in the Alabama Legislature has offered proposals to make Alabama public schools safer.


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.

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School Security
8:01 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Survey: Ala. Teachers Support Having Armed Guards

A new survey of Alabama teachers finds that a majority of them support having armed security officers in their schools.

The same survey found that teachers who responded said they oppose allowing administrators and teachers having guns in school.


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.

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Business & Education
6:27 pm
Sat January 5, 2013

Shelby County Reviewing School Safety Plans

Sandy Hook Elementary on the morning of the shooting that took place in Newtown, CT.
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School officials in Shelby County are reviewing their security plans after a deadly shooting spree in Connecticut.


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.


Architects are also reviewing school entrances to make additional safety improvements.

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