Morton County law enforcement to increase presence in local schools

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The Morton County Sheriff’s Office says they will now be providing security detail to schools in Morton County.

The Sheriff’s office they along with Highway Patrol officers will show a random presence around and sometimes within all schools.
Those schools include Flasher, Glen Ullin, Hebron, St. Anthony and both New Salem schools.

Law Enforcement says they will take time to walk through the school and familiarize students, staff and parents of their presence.
This will happen at school sanctioned events and during the school day.

“With more reported juvenile crimes and high-profile school shootings in our country, it has sparked interest in assigning law enforcement to have a greater presence in and around public schools,” said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. “Students and staff should always feel safe in school and my office welcomes the opportunity to work with the Highway Patrol to heighten safety.”

Kyle Kirchmeier, Morton County Sheriff’s department: “This is one way, at least we can get a higher presence out in the communities, around the schools, in the parking lots type thing. Yet have the deputies and the troopers walk through the schools, get to know the teachers, build a relationship with the students and get to know the layout of the school all at the same time.”

This new heightened activity begins Monday March 19th around Morton County.

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