Demand School Resource Officers at All Loudoun County Elementary Schools

Demand School Resource Officers at All Loudoun County Elementary Schools

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Julie Mueller started this petition to Teachers and

Hello Loudoun County Teachers, Parents of Students, and Community:

We need School Resource Officers at every single elementary school to ensure the safety of children and staff.

With the recent events at Madison Trust Elementary, it validates many security concerns I've raised over the past several months with the leadership of my son's elementary school, as well as LCPS Board, LC Board of Supervisors, and Loudoun County Sheriff's Department (LCSD) about assigning a full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) at all elementary schools.

All high and middle schools in Loudoun have an SRO - this is an armed and experienced deputy from the LCSD who is there to respond to an active shooter event and any other event that requires police intervention.

In the near term I'd like an SRO at all elementary schools during the ingress and egress times because this is the most chaotic time during the day when students are outside the school and are most vulnerable to an active shooter event.
Right now, there is little Loudoun elementary schools could do to respond to such an event if it occurs.

Long term, the LCSD wants SROs at all elementary schools for the entire school day. This will be proposed to the LC board of supervisors as a budget line item in the near future. 

The truth of the matter is the current response time to an event of this nature would be devastating without SROs on site full time. Casualties happen in seconds and minutes. Most of these events are over in 10 minutes. Look at historical examples: e.g., Sandy Hook. Active shooter types select easy targets purposely. Having an SRO is a proactive and reactive measure that makes the school a hard target with capable responsiveness to such an event.

I bring this up to inform the community and to seek support. Please sign this petition so we can send a message to our local government that we need SROs at elementary schools NOW.

Please join the Facebook Group: Put School Resource Officers at All Loudoun County Elementary Schools to stay abreast of how we can protect children, teachers, and staff.

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