Many progressives talk about a "prison to school" pipeline and a recent description of KCPS facilities sounds like a jail.
Sadly, amid more shootings and little political will to change anything . . . Youngsters growing up in jail is merely a fact of life.
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Kansas City Public Schools continues following its established school security procedures in the wake of the Texas shooting, district spokesperson Elle Moxley said.
In an email, Moxley described the district’s security procedures, which include locking all exterior doors in schools before, during and after each school day.
Security cameras allow staff to check a visitor’s photo identification and enter the information into the school’s security software before granting entry. Visitors can then enter the main part of the school only by staff electronically granting access through three checkpoints.
Badge access controls other exterior doors, which automatically relock. If any of these doors remains open, it trips an alarm.
The district has armed Kansas City Police Department school resource officers (SROs) at its high schools based on need; site-based security teams — a mix of armed and unarmed — and at least one supervisor at all secondary schools; and 24 armed mobile patrol security officers who provide security districtwide.
KCPS security officers receive more than 60 hours of training a year, including active-shooter and emergency medical training, and emphasize de-escalation training. KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell declined to comment.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .These violent acts have brought renewed attention to Kansas City school safety, and how schools secure their premises to protect students, teachers, other staff and visitors.
Last month's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas - the second deadliest school shooting in U.S. These violent acts have brought renewed attention to Kansas City school safety, and how schools secure their premises to protect students, teachers, other staff and visitors.