Release* Date: May 19, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: May 19, 2009
Educators, law enforcement, meet for school safety seminar
Before bringing weapons to school and attacking classmates, administrators or teachers, disgruntled students give a number of warnings that suggest they may be on the brink of deadly behavior.
But the warnings can go unnoticed unless educators, law enforcement officers and parents learn how to recognize troubled students before they spin out of control.
That was the message offered today to more than 200 educators and police officers who attended the Threat Assessment/School Violence Program, a seminar that provided useful ways of recognizing and preventing school violence.
County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Freeholder Mildred S. Scott called the
training session an important step in keeping
‘’As elected officials, my Freeholder colleagues and I are committed to doing what we can to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents,” Freeholder Scott said.
‘’But it is as a mother and grandmother that I say we must find ways to protect our children. Elected officials, law enforcement personnel and educators all have the responsibility to keep our schools safe. By working together, we have a much stronger chance of doing so. I thank you for attending today’s event and for your continued commitment to our students,’’ said Freeholder Scott, who is chair of the Freeholders’ Law and Public Safety Committee.
The program, held at
key presentation was made by the U.S. Secret Service’s
addition, Steven Healy, director of public safety at
of law enforcement from throughout the state, as well as educators and
administrators from public schools and colleges in
am very pleased that Middlesex County has taken the initiative to host this
important program to help support our school districts in this important
area,’’ said Dr. Patrick Piegari, executive superintendent of schools in
program was brought to
addition to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. Secret
Service, the program was sponsored by the Middlesex County Superintendent of