Thursday, August 21, 2014

High School Shooting

Two teenagers planned to blow up people and shoot people at a local high school.  The police were able to uncover the plot and arrest the two teenagers.  What happens now?  What can the police do to reassure the public schools that these issues are being taken care of properly?

The first thing is to talk to the school, and the media to let them know the status of the investigation.  Assure them the plotters are all in custody and that the plot was discovered in plenty of time to insure public safety.

In addition to the normal police presence on campus, have additional officers assigned to foot patrol the school for a few days.  Have the regular patrol officers drive past the school more frequently.  Drive by in the morning when kids are dropped off and in the afternoon when kids go home.  Make sure the officers know what to say, and what not to say, about the incident and investigation.  The idea is to make people feel safer; that's what the SGT Says.

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