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St. Louis County Police Meeting With School Officials About Security

Police and school officials will discuss changes in security after Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Due to the recent event in Connecticut, St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership just announced Tuesday morning they will be meeting this Thursday at 9 a.m. 

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Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County was launched during the 1998-1999 school year. It is a collaborative agreement between the county police department, area police departments, school districts, and other concerned agencies, with the sole goal of assuring safety for children.

The meeting, which is not open to the public, will be held at the Parkway School District Instructional Services Center.

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St. Louis County Police Department media officer Randy Vaughn said the meeting will consist of an open discussion of what changes, if any, respective school districts would like to see regarding security protocols. 

Vaughn said an invitation also was extended to bordering municipal police departments' personnel. 

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ltm December 18, 2012 at 07:16 PM
WOW St. Louis County Police Department! I had no idea there is Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County launched during the 1998-1999 school year. This has got to be the most responsible action taken yet in our country. Your department is more than up to speed. Thank you for your service to our communities. I feel that it would be important to consider including a behavioral psychiatrist or more to help disseminate what is important and what is not at your meeting. Would you consider teaching the schools staff and community of what to be aware of and what to look for in characteristics of suicidal, depressed or manic behavior. I would think that perhaps arranging rescue drills including local medical services physicians and other support groups, as well as, citizens who could be instrumental - especially your senior citizen population to help in a crisis. (see next comment).
ltm December 18, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Frankly, I do not believe going after guns or assault rifles is the answer. Most guns used in these gun massacres were obtained legally. I value our 2nd amendment rights and do not wish to see controversial legislation attacking the gun or all the responsible citizens that own a gun for protection even when out in the community with a permit to carry a concealed weapon. ( continued) Perhaps it is time to hold responsible drug manufacturers and psychiatrist to a more rigid standard in prescribing psychiatric medications with criminal responsibility or negligence in the use and treatment of mind altering drugs.
Nancy Bell December 20, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Guns do not belong in my child's school. Do not arm teachers or administrators.
sam lee December 27, 2012 at 06:46 AM
tell that to the that potential shooter - I'm sure that really would have stopped him.
ltm December 27, 2012 at 07:10 AM
Of course guns do not belong in our schools but the reality is that to protect the children when all else fails then another gun will stop the gunman aiming his weapon at your child or my grand child.
ltm December 27, 2012 at 07:34 AM
I agree with you Sam. I would have no reluctance at the onset, during or at the post climax of a massacre. I would probably go to prison but I would take the life of the shooter, which is completely against my spiritual being and opposite of how I feel about taking a life. I simply cannot imagine standing by helplessly while a little person was intentionally killed/murdered without regard for life. I would offer myself as the last line of defense to any child whether in school or not, with a gun or any weapon I could get my hands on and if in near proximity use my hands to end the carnage.

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