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Keeping Lodi schools safe

School leaders: Training makes campus police officers effective

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 2:43 pm

Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a question has been asked over and over: Would schools be safer and better prepared to defend against a live shooter if armed guards were assigned to monitor each campus?

In Lodi, school resource officers fill that role. But that amounts to much more than an able body with a weapon. School administrators say the connection these officers build with their students acts as a better preventative tactic than anything else.

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