Robbie Feinberg reports:
In the wake of February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, districts across Maine have brought more police into schools. But new survey results from a team at the University of Southern Maine show that school resource officers are being used and trained in vastly different ways around the state.
The research was presented to the state’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board last week. It shows that most officers provide counseling and monitor school grounds. However, less than half of the state’s school resource officers have received a basic, one-week training course, and even fewer have been trained in subjects such as student privacy and active threat response.
Anyone really surprised by that?
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