Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino’s office released the Westchester School Safety Commission Report on Sept. 18. I had the honor to represent Southern Westchester BOCES as Co-Chair for one of the commission's two subcommittees. This report outlines recommendations that were developed collaboratively by a team of educators, mental health professionals and law enforcement representatives from all over the county.
If you have attended our Threat Assessment Team training sessions here at the Southern Westchester BOCES Professional Development Center, then you probably know that these are the three key constituencies that must work together in order to help us prevent, or at least reduce, the number of violent incidents in our schools. The District Attorney's Office is providing these recommendations to our schools in hope of making them safe havens for students and school staff alike.
Please see the announcement, linked here, for additional information. Click the linked image at right for a direct link to download the full report. You can also read news coverage of the announcement here from The Journal News/lohud.com.
Supervisor of School Safety & Facilities
Southern Westchester BOCES