Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Former Manasquan School

Law enforcement agencies from throughout Monmouth County, as well as state agencies, will conduct an active shooter training exercise in Manasquan on April 20th at the former St. Denis School property, Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Sheriff Shaun Golden, and the Monmouth County Police Chiefs Association announced. The former Catholic school closed in 2015.

April 20th is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine School Massacre in Jefferson County, Colorado.

“Recent events have only served to highlight the need for preparedness,” said Gramiccioni. “We started down this road nearly 15 months ago with an eye towards readiness and we will continue to prepare for providing the safety our citizens need and deserve. We must recognize the realities of evil people focused on perpetuating evil acts.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Active Shooter Drill Scheduled At Former Manasquan School

DiMaso proposes school safety legislation

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth), along with her colleagues Assemblywomen Nancy Munoz (R-Union) and Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen), today called on the legislature to take action on a 10 bill package they introduced last week to address school safety in light of the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida and other tragic incidents.

The proposed legislation is based on recommendations from two panels of experts that were set-up in the wake of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn, DiMaso and Munoz said in a joint statement.   The groups included government officials, education leaders, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers and parents. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 4th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Education, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature, School Safety | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Marlboro Schools Get Armed and Uniformed Cops

Marlboro Township’s K-8 schools now have armed and uniformed police officers present at all times during school hours under an agreement between the Township and Board of Education that was approved by the Board last night, Mayor Jonathan Hornik announced.

“I am pleased that the Board of Education has supported our initiative to station Marlboro police officers in each of our schools. While it is not a solution to the gun debate, it will keep our children and educators safe. As Mayor, I have no more fundamental responsibility than keeping our children and educators safe,” Mayor Hornik said,  “Recently in Maryland, a School Resource Officer (SRO), a trained and armed Police Officer, engaged and pursued the shooter and, by all accounts, prevented this incident from being a far greater tragedy. While it would be nice to pretend that that we did not live in a society that requires armed police officers in our schools it is not the reality.”

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Posted: March 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Man tries to enter two Freehold middle schools, ‘shelter in place’ activated

Man tries to enter two Freehold middle schools, ‘shelter in place’ activated (via NJ.com)

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – Students and staff at eight Freehold Township middle and elementary schools were ordered to shelter in place after a man tried to gain access to two middle schools, authorities said. At around 10:50 a.m. a man tried to enter Clifton…

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Posted: May 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Freehold, School Safety | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Man tries to enter two Freehold middle schools, ‘shelter in place’ activated