BELOIT, Wis. - Beloit police and the Beloit School District are teaming up to make schools safer. They held a community public forum at Beloit Memorial Wednesday.
A panel made up of police and school board members discussed topics like student resource officers, talked about potentially introducing active shooter training, and mental health and well-being.
“If parents are concerned, we have resources at the school,” Laurie Endres, the school board president, said. “They can call a counselor, a teacher. Our staff are ready and willing and very capable to assist.”
The meeting also focused heavily on social media following investigations into online threats.
“I think for kids and for parents it's important for them to know that when they post something on social media that they may think is either funny or said in jest it could result in a response that they didn't anticipate,” Chief David Zibolski said.
Beloit Area Crime Stoppers has an app called "P3 Tips" for students, families and anyone else to make confidential reports of threats, rumors or incidents.
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