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Search for answers in school security training

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Search for answers in school security training

Search for answers in school security training

Members of the state's commission on school safety expressed surprise and outrage over what they say is an attempt to bypass the new guardian law which requires training with the sheriff.

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Search for answers in school security training

CONCERN OVER SAFETYAT CHARTER SCHOOLS INPALM BEACH COUNTYAFTER THE DISTRICTHIRED A*PRIVATESECURITY FIRM TOTRAIN GUARDS FORTHEM, RATHER THANUSING THE SHERIFF'SOFFICE TO DO THETRAINING.WPTV NEWSCHANNELFIVE'S MATT SCZENEYHAS THE LATEST FROMTHE PALM BEACH COUNTYSCHOOL DISTRICTHEADQUARTERS.WE'RE REACHED OUT TOPALM BEACH COUNTYSCHOOL OFFICIALSTODAY - THE CHIEF OFSTAFF HERE SAYINGTHIS CHOICE OFPRIVATELY TRAINEDGUARDS AT CHARTERSCHOOLS IS THEIRINTERPRETATION OF THENEW STATE GUARDIANLAW..."again, this issomething that's beena requirement for ayear and a half thisis not new."COMMISSION CHAIRMANBOB GUALTIERI SEEMFRUSTRATED BY WHAT'SHAPPENING IN PALMBEACH COUNTY.HE SAYS THE SCHOOLDISTRICT HAS A MUCHDIFFERENT TAKE ON THENEW GUARDIAN LAW INFLORIDATHE COUNTY CHOOSINGTO GO WITH*PRIVATELYTRAINED GUARDSINSTEAD OF USING THESTATE FUNDED SHERIFFTRAINED PROGRAM."Why would you bespending the taxpayermoney to go toprivate enterprise?"COMMISSION MEMBERSSAY PALM BEACH COUNTYIS SPENING UP TOTHREE THOUSANDDOLLARS TO TRAIN EACHGUARD AT THIS BOYNTONBEACH COMPANY,INVICTUS.NEWSCHANNEL 5 SPOKEWITH THEM A YEAR AGO.("for the armed classwe are teaching themthe fundamentals ofmarksmanship and howto properly use afirearm while workingin an armedcapacity."THE PALM BEACH COUNTSHERIFF'S OFFICE ISNOW REVIEWING*EXACTLY HOW THATCOMPANY IS TRAININGGUARDS MEANT FORCHARTER SCHOOLS..IN THE MEANTIMEPOLICE AND DEPUTIESWILL BE AT THESCHOOLS."I think we need tosend a message topalm beach is havethe sheriff do it letthe sheriff fix thisand I hope he findsthere is substantialcompliance after hisdue diligenceperiod."SO THE SHERIFF WILLDECIDE IF THEPRIVATELY TRAINEDGUARDS WILL BEALLOWED AT THECHARTER SCHOOLS -MEANWHILE THAT STATECOMMISSION IS FOCUSEDNOW ON CHANGING THEGUARDIAN LAW TO STOPTHIS SORT OF THING INTHE FUTURE.WE'RE MONITO




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