A 17-year-old student faces charges after an unloaded handgun was found in his bag Tuesday morning at Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, police said.
The Roanoke Times reports a 15-year-old received a protective order Monday, the same day the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office announced that state police are investigating a complaint about Cpl. Daniel Clark’s “behavior with a juvenile.”
The school system announced on July 16 that the sheriff’s office transferred three school security officers to the school system, establishing Fauquier County’s school security officer program.
Several school districts in southwest Virginia, including one that wants to arm its workers, are among 33 statewide to receive grant money to hire more school resource officers or security officers.
The school board agreed to move forward with a pilot program to try out the idea. The move was largely a formality — the process of hiring the new guards was already underway.
The 17-year-old does not attend Paint Branch High, and fled when questioned by security officers. He was later found with a gun in his bag.
A school resource officer who police said accidentally fired his service weapon inside an Alexandria, Virginia, middle school in March has been indicted by a grand jury on two misdemeanor charges.
Currently, Spotsylvania has three full-time elementary school SROs, but the Sheriff’s Office plans to put SROs in the remaining 14 elementary schools over the next year.
The bill approved Saturday by the House Ways and Means Committee would require public high schools to establish plans for the upcoming school year to have either school resource officers or adequate law enforcement coverage.
Officer Troy Melott said that his time at Clarksburg High School has helped him build a rapport with the students and that it was important to have that connection so that the students know he is there to protect them.
In the debate over how to protect children in classrooms across the nation, the National Association of School Resource Officers said security should be left to police school resource officers.
A 16-year-old West Potomac High School student is facing several charges after Fairfax County police said he attacked a school official and a school resource officer.
A Prince William County teen is preparing for trial on charges that he stole milk that came with his free school lunch. His attorney said he’s innocent and that police acted inappropriately, but police say this story isn’t about milk.
WASHINGTON — The video is clear; the actions are rapid. A school resource officer strides toward a student, issues a command, and in seconds, he’s grabbing her desk, flipping it over, then dragging the student…
Montgomery County officials say they didn\’t get the level of state aid they needed, so County Executive Isiah \”Ike\” Leggett is proposing adding money to the budget to put eight more resource officers in high schools.
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