NYC politicians and advocates are speaking out against the Adams administration’s recent elimination of a class of school safety agents. The training of 250 agents was set to start at the end of Oct., but was first cut to about half, then cancelled completely. One politician, Assemblyman Michael Tannousis, said that, as conflicts around the globe increase, New York City becomes even more of a target for terror. Advocates cited statistics showing a significant rise in violent incidents in and around public schools, with over 6,000 weapons recovered in the schools. Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd, of the union that represents the agents, warned that the short staffing of agents could cause a crisis in the schools.
Read the full story by Crystal Lewis for The Chief-Leader, here: https://www.thechiefleader.com/stories/lawmakers-advocates-call-for-restoration-of-canceled-school-safety-agent-class,51428