School superintendent becomes school resource officer

School superintendent becomes school resource officer

Posted: Tue Mar 06 19:20:17 PST 2018
Updated: Tue Mar 06 19:20:17 PST 2018

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mass shootings. as news 10's alia blackburn explains... one "illinois" school district is trying something different. and it's meant to keep your child safe. if something were to happen at hutsonville schools .... administrators told me it'd take about 15 to 20 minutes for police to arrive. for superintendent julie kraemer -- that's too long and that's why she is stepping in. hutsonville is home of the tigers... "it's a small, rural school district... it's kind of far from any help that could arrive." which makes tiger territory a little more vulnerable to attack or a soft target... "if somebody would come in, you know i have a baseball bat behind my door, but that's not a lot." that's why superintendent julie kraemer is adding to her job title... since january -- she's been training to be a school resource officer. "i have biological kids, but i also have 340 kids every day that come through my school and they're my kids...by golly i'm going to make sure that absolutely nobody is going to walk into this school and hurt my kids ." kraemer attends classes and labs for the part-time police academy. that's where she learns everything from self- defense to putting on handcuffs ... she completes book and online course work... as well as 40 hours of firearms training. she'll graduate from the academy in september. "when i graduate, i could be a police officer if i wanted to .. in this instance the hutsonville village hired me as a part time police officer so the school board can then hire me to be a resource officer." kraemer says the job comes during a scary time in society... but with her new role ... it's one she hopes will give parents -- students and her faculty a piece of mind. "bottom line is i hope we never have to have it but if something would happen here, we have a way to protect our kids." kraemer says she will be the only school resource officer to start off -- but she will not be the last. that's becauses others have shown interest as well. back to you. local police have a warning
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