The Center’s Director Speaks at the 2022 Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference

One of the most important things a school resource officer can do is to find students who may be struggling and help them find their way, Straub said.

“You have to look for those individuals who are walking the halls with their head down, that are disconnected, that are angry, maybe challenged by mental health, maybe challenged by developmental and intellectual disabilities,” he said. “And we have to reach out our hands. We have to try to engage them.”

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