FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2018
For More Information, contact:
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
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ATTORNEY GENERAL STEVE MARSHALL STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF
GOVERNOR IVEY’S “ALABAMA SENTRY PROGRAM” TO BOLSTER SCHOOL
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall welcomed Governor Kay Ivey’s
newly announced “Alabama Sentry Program” which allows schools without a school
resource officer (SRO) to more effectively respond to active shooters. The Sentry
Program, developed with the assistance of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and
the Alabama State Department of Education, was announced Wednesday.
“I share Governor Ivey’s concerns that every effort be made to ensure that all
Alabama’s schools have the ability to protect our children by quickly responding to
threats to their safety,” said Attorney General Marshall.
“Under the voluntary Sentry Program, specially trained administrators in schools
without SROs will be ready to meet armed intruders with lethal force in order to defend
students, faculty, staff and visitors.
“I appreciate Governor Ivey allowing my office to review her new Sentry Program and
believe it represents an effective way to bolster school safety in every community.”
Click this link for more information on Governor Ivey’s Sentry Program.
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