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The St. Louis County Police Highway Safety Unit and officers from the Division of Patrol will be conducting the checkpoints.
Government, Public Safety
The St. Louis area is seeing more snow this week, but that's not the reason you're hearing sirens around the area.
Several St. Louis residents have began using the home product as a tool against potential attackers, according to a KSDK report.
The 2012 report represents the fourth year in a row of overall crime reduction, according to police data. See which crime categories decreased and which increased.
Schools, Public Safety
Affton School District employs two armed school resource officers. Thursday, one of those officers helped manage rumors of a violent threat at Affton High School.
Law enforcement and school district officials said a meeting of the Safe Schools Partnership Program Thursday morning produced meaningful discussions on other ways to prevent a repeat of the tragic school shooting in Connecticut last week.
This police-only, internal meeting is being called to discuss what changes in security that school districts leaders would suggest, as everyone processes and works through the tragedy that occurred Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
In light of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, Superintendent Dr. Jim Simpson highlights some of the district's practices, including intruder drills. There is an increased presence from school resource officers and St. Louis County Police this week.
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the owner of a military and law enforcement supply store in Chesterfield says such laws and regulations won't solve the problem.
Area firearms instructor says it's time to allow any qualified concealed carry weapon licensee who works at schools to have guns available, because the government's decision for schools to be gun-free zones advertises their vulnerability.
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