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15 Graduate as School Security Officers

The Knox County Schools, in partnership with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department, graduated 15 new School Security Officers during its commencement ceremonies in early October.  The class represents the fourth cohort to successfully complete an intensive training process to become School Security Officers.  The Knox County Schools enhanced its security presence in each of its 90 schools as a result of the tragic school shooting that occurred in December 2012 t Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.   Since that time, the Knox County Schools has made a priority in having current-generation video monitoring systems at each school, camera-buzzer systems, keyless entry and/or secure entrance vestibules at each facility to enhance school access control, and an armed, uniformed school security officer or school resource officer at each school.
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