Montour School District Approves Armed Police Officers in Schools

Each building in the district will have an officer starting Fall 2018

Andrew Limberg
June 01, 2018 - 4:38 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Montour School District Board of Directors announced it has approved a resolution that will add an armed school police officer to each building in the district beginning next school year.

Also, the campus shared by the high school and elementary school will have an additional mobile armed guard on patrol.

 “While it is sad we have to react to societal issues in this manner, we cannot and will not be defenseless to the threat of violent intruders,” Superintendent Dr. Chris Stone said in a statement to parents. “While Montour has proven to be an extremely safe place for students, it is my full intention to preserve this level of safety and security for children by all means necessary.”

The school officers will be current or retired police officers.

The resolution was approved at last Thursday’s board meeting.

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