Cooper: More school officers needed
Posted January 16, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Attorney General Roy Cooper has has written to Gov. Pat McCrory asking that Republicans follow up on the recommendations made by a 2006 school safety report.
Cooper said Wednesday that both McCrory and the legislature should follow up on the report, which suggested:
- More school resource officers in schools to provide security and guide students to safe behavior
- Re-establish a statewide school tip line for parents and students to report threats anonymously
- More training for educators on how to recognize potential safety threats and respond to them
- Re-establish the Center for the Prevention of School Violence.
“We hope that a tragedy never happens at any of our schools, but we must take steps to prevent it and be ready in case it does,” Cooper said.