RCBOE takes stance against Gov. Deal's 'school opportunity district'

...School System Safety and Security Department Chief Alfonzo Williams recognized the "truly heroic" actions of School Resource Officer Travis Lazenby. Lazenby performed the Heimlich Maneuver on Academy of Richmond County freshman Zane Groves after...

South Carolina sheriff to plead guilty in bribery case

...innocent and justice would prevail.Metts' own biography said he was the first sheriff in South Carolina to hire school resource officers, employ women as sworn law enforcement officers and implement mandatory drug screening and psychological testing...

T.W. Josey students face charges after school brawl

...punching, pulling hair and using obscene language while in the 200 hall of the school.The fight was broken up by school resource officers, teachers and the school's administrator. Lee said the fight was stopped quickly and that no one was seriously...

Richmond County school safety officers begin annual training

...County School Safety and Security Department made his return to the classroom, only this time, as a student.School resource officers began preparing this week for the upcoming school year with a series of seminars. The 2 ½-week program is...

South Carolina coach accused of slapping female student

...says the matter should have been handled through the school system rather than the court system. Manning said school resource officers interviewed the student and witnesses.

Richmond County school board members differ on Georgia gun law

...chief, said it makes him nervous to think of teachers or principals carrying weapons, especially when trained school resource officers are on campus.Richmond County has an armed resource officer stationed in every middle and high school. Six...

Richmond County School System apologizes to Elbert County for 'miscommunication' with marching band

...inside without payment.Ultimately, the school's marching band decided to not perform."I talked to the School Resource Officer who witnessed this event. There were no derogatory words spoken or anything like that. That guideline wasn't...

Despite safety emphasis, school shootings continue

...district.Attention also has focused on hiring school resource officers, sworn law enforcement officers who are trained...executive director of the National Association of School Resource Officers. He said his organization estimates there are...

Rifles suggested in Ga. schools

...Wood's Mill Academy. Dyer said the weapons would be locked inside safes in the offices of school resource officers. She said all school resource officers are armed, but recent training showed that handguns they carry would not be effective in...

Retired Aiken mounted patrol officer dies

...that," Butler said.Before joining the mounted unit, Ford served in the community services division and as a school resource officer at South Aiken High School.Ford worked tirelessly with youth, including leading a summer horseback riding camp...