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North Miami Beach to Place Officers in All Schools During Upcoming Year

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    North Miami Beach Putting Officers in Each School

    NBC 6's Nathalia Ortiz has the latest as the city becomes the latest to add security for the coming year in the wake of the Parkland shooting.

    (Published Thursday, July 12, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The city is partnering with Miami-Dade Schools to place an officer from the department in all schools within the city.

    • Officers were already in place for the city’s middle and high schools, while this agreement fills spots at the two elementary schools.

    • The city joins Miami Beach, where city commissioners voted last month to place an officer inside each school within their city limits.

    When students return to schools in North Miami Beach this upcoming year, they will be joined by some additional security on each campus.

    The city is partnering with Miami-Dade Schools to place an officer from the department in all schools within the city. The agreement is part of a plan from Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to have an officer in every school in the county by the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

    Officers were already in place for the city’s middle and high schools, while this agreement fills spots at the two elementary schools within the city.

    The city joins Miami Beach, where city commissioners voted last month to place an officer inside each school within their city limits this upcoming year.

    MDCPS has invested in a program that would hire 100 additional officers to fill out the remaining schools currently without one – including hiring retired officers where needed.

    Carvalho also announced a plan for comprehensive mental health services that include behavior treatments, early recognition programs, sensitivity training and anti-bullying efforts.

    The state of Florida approved a bill after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last February that would require an armed security officer at every school.

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