Osceola County

Osceola County showcases enhanced security as students head back to school

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — As Central Florida districts head back to school Wednesday, many now have enhanced safety features to make sure students are safe.

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In Osceola County, seven new mental health professionals will look out for safety red flags.

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The red flags include major changes in grades or behavior.

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If issues are seen, teachers and school staff plan to keep in touch with law enforcement.

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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will also use real-time crime cameras in all schools to monitor any threats.

“This isn’t the guy you wanna see on campus if you have a gun,” said Osceola County Sheriff Marcos Lopez. “I’m telling you what’s gonna happen, you’re probably gonna go home in a pine box.”

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And for the first time this year, school resource officers at Osceola County high schools will wear body cameras.

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