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KCMO Council studying active shooter training at schools

Posted at 9:11 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 22:11:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City council committee wants the city manager to find out what's going on at the schools inside the city's limits. This time, it's not about books, but bullets.

The council's Neighborhood and Public Safety Committee will take up a resolution at its Wednesday meeting that would direct the city manager to conduct a voluntary survey of schools regarding active shooter training.

The resolution lays out the grim numbers of gun violence in schools.

A gunman killed 26 children, teachers and staff at an elementary school in Connecticut.

A massacre inside a Parkland, Fla., high school last month killed 17 people and has put active shooter training, school security and gun control at the top of the political discussion.

The resolution would direct the city manager to conduct a voluntary survey of all public school district inside or partly inside the boundaries of the city.

It also calls on the city manager to conduct the same voluntary survey at all private and charter school in the city.

The council wants action and results in a hurry.

The manager's office has 90 days to report its findings to the council.

Council members also want to find the survey to include contact information for law enforcement resources that provide active shooter training.

The survey also would include questions on whether schools or their districts have done any active shooter training in the last 12 months.

The other questions in the survey ask whether the training involved all students and faculty, has the district or school consulted with law enforcement or a third party expert to conduct the training and if schools and districts report all threats to law enforcement.

The Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee meets Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. in the council chamber on the 26th Floor of City Hall, 414 East 12th Street.