St. Louis County school administrators ask Congress to bring back Cops in Schools program

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 6:32 PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOv.com) -- Law enforcment and schools around St. Louis are asking Congress to help prevent another attack like the tragedy in Connecticut.

More than 100 school leaders met with area police departments to discuss school safety.

Officials plan to ask Congress to renew the Cops In School initiative. Federal funding to put officers in schools ended in 2003.

“So what we’re looking for is for Congress to reinstitute the Cops in Schools program, said St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch. “We think that’s the best way to deal with an armed intruder, is to have a fully trained, armed police officer on the property.”

Area school districts were also interested in police performing threat assessments at schools.

The group plans to meet again in 30 days.

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