Healthier Somerset: Addressing school safety through community resource partnerships

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August 28, 2018  |  Kevin Carroll, Green Brook Township Schools Superintendent

Students will be back in class in a matter of weeks. The summer is a great time to reflect on the achievements and setbacks from the year before, set new goals for the new year, and get some well-deserved downtime. School districts around the county are doing the same thing this summer. School administrators and support staff are looking back at last year as they prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.

One of the biggest concerns is always the safety and welfare of all children and adults.

Last year school districts around the nation were shocked and saddened by the reoccurring acts of violence perpetrated in schools. The shootings at Parkland, Florida, in February of this year had all school personnel questioning if they were ready for such a tragic event.

The Somerset County School Security Task Force asked themselves how they could prevent such an occurrence.

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