Cattaraugus County Sheriff proposes increased school security

Posted at 11:25 AM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-26 11:25:43-05

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff says school violence is not going away, so someone needs to stand up and protect the students at soft target schools.

Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb stood alongside Assemblyman Joseph Giglio and Randolph Central Schools Superintendent Kaine Kelly Monday to announce a safe schools proposal.

The proposal calls for security similar to what is used in courtrooms. It includes an increased law enforcement presence and building security enhancements.

A meeting is scheduled with school superintendents in March to determine personnel numbers and what the cost would be. The proposal will then head to Albany because it will need state funding to make it happen.



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