Armed Security Coming To Schools In Western New York
The new school year is just a couple of weeks away here in Western New York. The summer is winding down, the cooler air is moving in and the days are getting shorter. But while we wait and do our back-to-school shopping, districts have been working hard to figure out new ways to keep kids and staff safe this year.
After the multiple shootings in schools and public places across the United States and here in Buffalo, many parents want answers and solutions and a plan for their kid's school to help prevent these attacks from happening. At least one district has taken an extra step ahead of the 2022-2023 school year.
According to reports, Iroquois Schools, in Erie County, will have armed SRO (school resource officers) in each of the buildings.
This will be a first in New York State!
As far as guns in New York State, there are some new laws and changes that are expected to happen when September arrives. With the month of August coming to an end, the amount of people that are applying for pistol permits is reaching incredible numbers. According to Erie County Clerk, Mickey Kearns, there are over 50 per day being submitted in Erie County and over 13,000 over the last couple of years.