Bibb BOE Discusses Safety After a Week of Violence
The Bibb County Board of Education called a meeting Monday night to discuss the safety and discipline issues in the district.
The meeting comes after a violent week in schools and bus stops and a safety report that raises questions about security protocols. One board member says the timing of it all is a little too convenient.
"It took a lengthy newspaper article and a rash of events last week to get this. Why? Where was this? Was this in somebodies head? Where was this? Why'd it take a newspaper article and a rash of events to get it to this point?" -Gary Bechtel/Bibb Board of Education
Superintendent Dallemand suggested Campus Police could begin doing random searches of students and the possibility of the return of K-9 searches of classrooms and locker areas when students aren't there.
Another idea floated, reducing the number of students turned over to the court system for problem behavior.
A huge crowd of parents packed into the meeting that went on for more than two hours. Many I spoke to weren't impressed with the ideas presented.
"There's too many times that these conversations come up and nothing is ever done about it." - Arthur Thompson/Concerned Parent
Dallemand says the plan will take 6 to 18 months to implement, if approved.