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File #: 18-0070R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Crisis Preparedness and Safety in Our Schools
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/26/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2018
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Crisis Preparedness and Safety in Our Schools For the purpose of calling on representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools Police, the Baltimore Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to appear before the Council to discuss emergency preparedness and safety in our schools in the wake of the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida.
Sponsors: Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, President Young, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Edward Reisinger, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: Informational Hearing, Preparedness, Safety, Schools
Attachments: 1. 18-0070R~1st Reader, 2. BCPSS 18-0070R, 3. Police 18-0070R, 4. Fire 18-0070R, 5. MOEM 18-0070R, 6. 18-0070R~2nd Reader, 7. Completed File_18-0070R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Schleifer



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Crisis Preparedness and Safety in Our Schools
For the purpose of calling on representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools Police, the Baltimore Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to appear before the Council to discuss emergency preparedness and safety in our schools in the wake of the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida.
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The recent, horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida served to remind us once again that no community is immune to unexpected tragedy. While we may never be able to fully understand what could bring anyone to unleash such violence on innocent people, or to fully anticipate how and where future evil may strike, we can try to draw lessons from these events that may reduce the risk of ever having them repeated.

Throughout all levels of government, efforts are already underway to provide more support for school and community security. Many school systems and localities nationwide are reevaluating their security and crisis response plans to determine if weaknesses have been exposed that need to be addressed.

Similarly, Baltimore should take this moment to evaluate whether it has the necessary plans and resources in place to effectively respond to any threat to our citizens. Preparedness and safety in our schools must alw...

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