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School Resource Officers must be ready to protect — NASRO to Vermont Public Radio

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“Every day when I woke up and put on my duty belt I thought, ‘This could be the day when someone comes into my school and tries to do harm to the students that I care for and that I protect.'” That’s part of what NASRO director of operations Mac Hardy told Vermont Public Radio for a story about difficulties hiring school resource more»

School Resources Officers shouldn’t be considered ‘hired guns’ — NASRO to The Daily Item

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“They’re not a hired gun. The goal of an SRO is to bridge the gap between law enforcement and students, to build relationships. What happens from that is they gain intelligence and can stop a bad situation before shots are ever fired.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Sunbury, Pennsylvania Daily Item more»

Prepare students for active shooters without terrifying them — NASRO to AP

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“We need to be as prepared as we can, but it doesn’t mean that we’ve got to terrify students to get them prepared.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady told the Associated Press for a story about active shooter drills in schools. Mo recommended that school districts save the most intense exercises for staff more»

2012 Sandy Hook tragedy led to epic school safety change — NASRO to WBRC TV

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I knew as that was unfolding, we were facing another really epic change in school safety.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canadytold WBRC FOX6 News for a story about school security changes that have occurred since the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. See the full story.

NASRO hosts school safety summit for leaders — WBAL TV

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“What really makes us successful in terms of keeping our schools, our communities, our kids safe is working together.” That’s part of what NASRO past president Don Bridges told WBAL-TV 11, Baltimore for a story about our National School Safety Leaders’ Summit. See the full story.

School policing fails when not done right — NASRO to USC

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I am very pro-law-enforcement-in-schools, if it’s done the right way,” NASRO executive director Mo Canady said during a panel discussion hosted last month by USC: Safe Communities Institute – SCI. “If we’re putting police in schools just to stop school shootings, we’re gonna fail in that,” Mo said. “If more»

Metal detectors in schools require commitment — NASRO to First Coast News

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“You’ve got to make sure you’re consistently using the (metal detector) technology properly and that staff is effectively trained. … There has to be an all-in commitment that it’s going to be properly used. If not, it can very easily cause a false sense of security.” That’s part of what NASRO executive director Mo more»

School resource officers should be armed — NASRO to WYPR’s On the Record

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020
“I cannot imagine raising my right hand and being sworn in to protect and serve the community and not being armed to do that.” That’s a small part of what NASRO executive director Mo Canady​ shared with WYPR​’s On the Record this morning. Mo explained that a Maryland state law the prohibits Baltimore City School Police officers more»