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Crestwood Mayor Explores School Safety Measures

March 27, 2018 - 8:56 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Crestwood's mayor is exploring a variety of options with the Lindbergh School district and other city officials to make schools safer.

Gregg Roby wants discussions to continue at tomorrow's Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting. For example -- could the district afford a school resource officer for every building?

There would be another ways to man those schools with a resource officer, and those would be things like passing a special security tax,” he says.

Such a tax could also outfit schools with cameras and monitors -- teachers could be paid extra to monitor them during free hours.

Roby says older buildings with various additions can be confusing to those unfamiliar -- he also wants signage installed. He says he's working with Sunset Hills mayor Pat Fribis on a number of other options, including summer building walk-throughs to increase familiarity among law enforcement, labeling buildings, and perhaps requiring a statewide gun store purchase database.

“Legislation that would basically provide the police with information on individuals who purchase, say, four or five guns from four or five different stores within a week, two week period of time,” he says.