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Student Safety In The Classroom

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) School safety is a big concern to parents and staff members throughout the Magic Valley.

The Twin Falls Police Department is being proactive about student safety and informing the city council of their safety plan.

It's the busiest time of day for school resource Officer Cynthia Levings, lunchtime at O’Leary Middle School

For seven years, officer levings has been protecting students.

"We never know on a given day what is going to happen. We have been trained in all sorts of situations, to know what to look for and how to respond to it. I believe as a school district, we are very safe” said Officer Cynthia Levings.

Like everyday for Officer Levings, it's about keeping students safe. The police department is always looking for ways to improve school safety across the city.

"We are very proud of our relationship with the Twin Falls School District and we've had a very comprehensive safety plan in place for a number of years. I think it's important to revisit certain aspects of that, and reassure people we are very aware of the issues” said Capitan Matthew Hicks.

There are four resources officers who work in the schools. These officers deal with a variety of situations.

"Theft, bullying, truancy, breaking schools rules, and we also have traffic situations" said Officer Cynthia Levings.

Safety, an ongoing concern that school officials and officers are always addressing.



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