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Friday, March 29, 2019

U.S. Attorney’s Office Kicks Off 28th Annual Seminar Series on School Safety

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that this week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina kicked off its 28th Annual Safe Schools Seminars Series in Greer, West Columbia, and Florence.  The Safe Schools Seminars bring together law enforcement and school personnel charged with protecting children—such as superintendents, administrators, counselors, school resource officers, nurses, and social workers—to discuss some of the safety issues today’s students face. 

Following this week’s seminars, U.S. Attorney Lydon stated, “As we join with Walterboro in mourning the loss of a precious young life this week, we are reminded of the weight of our responsibility to ensure schools are a safe place for students to learn and grow.  Through our Safe Schools partnership, we will continue working toward that goal.  I am grateful to our law enforcement partners and educators across the state who work tirelessly to protect our students.”

Topic sessions during the Safe Schools Seminars include De-Escalation in the Education Environment; Behavior Threat Assessment; Vaping: How It’s Affecting Our Youth; and Don’t Get Sued: Protecting Educators, Administrators, and SROs from Liabilities.

The Safe Schools Seminars are hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, the South Carolina Department of Education, the Francis Marion University Police Department, the West Columbia Police Department, the Lexington Police Department, the Greer Police Department, and the North Charleston Police Department.

Upcoming Safe Schools Seminars will be in Lexington on April 16, and North Charleston on June 12. 

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Updated March 29, 2019