Leaders form school safety commission to ensure protection of children
Westchester leaders have formed new school safety commission as a way to ensure that children are protected in their own classrooms.
The commission, made up of law enforcement officers, county leaders and educators, met for the first time Tuesday.
Between schools and colleges, Westchester County is home to 400 campuses, and District Attorney Anthony Scarpino says he will do everything in his power to keep students safe at school.
Participants explored ways to create safety regulations in schools, such as responding to threats and handling active shooter situations.
In most cases, leaders say combating violence begins with mental health training both on campus and at home.
The commission plans on meeting several times throughout the year as they look to form concrete ways to keep children safe.