St. Louis-area police and school administrators are taking security measures in schools to the next level, even to the point of perhaps conducting training for teachers about how to disarm intruders and negotiate with shooters who invade schools.
St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership met Thursday morning in Eureka to continue discussions about how to bolster future safety in schools.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said police teams are offering to survey the crises and emergency plans for the corresponding schools they service, especially to ensure everyone involved is operating from the same premises.
“This meeting was about gathering information, and giving people who don’t always get to talk to each other, a chance to share details,” Fitch said.
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