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New security guides for Kamloops school district

June 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Kamloops school district has a new policy in place to help guide staff when unwanted people are on school grounds.

The policy, based on the province’s School Act, will help guide school administrators when dealing with illegal or unwanted activity on school grounds, Supt. Karl deBruijn says.

“It enables us to maintain order at our school buildings and functions,” he says.

The new policy gives the district a consistent approach for all of its schools. It not only creates a common system for all of the district’s schools, but offers a chance to remind staff of how the procedure works.

DeBruijn notes incidents where this policy would come into play are rare.

If someone is being aggressive, violent or interrupting in the school in other ways, staff can already order them off the grounds according to the act, deBruijn says, adding police can be brought in and charges may be laid.

The new policy was passed at the June 13 school district board meeting.

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