SMSA Video Production Students Help Hartford Special Officers Train

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE     Issue 23     February 11, 2013

SMSA Video Production Students Help Hartford Special Officers Train

Violence and crime in schools are events everyone seeks to prevent.  There should be no such correlation between the two, yet events such as the Columbine or Virginia Tech shootings, and many peer to peer theft cases continue to happen regardless.  In response to these events, many schools have adopted a school police and security task force dedicated to keeping their students safe.  In Hartford, Connecticut, students from Sport and Medical Sciences Academy (SMSA) are working towards helping their own local school security force.  They are developing training videos to simulate numerous situations that many new officer recruits may witness in the school zone, and by this, they are helping prevent many school related conflicts such as Facebook rumor spreading or bullying.  Normally unaware of many of the issues surrounding today’s generation of teens, these videos help these officers learn more about those they are working to protect, and allows them to make a plan of action before actually witnessing these events in real-time.
 
Faheem Hassan wrote and edited the skits, Taziah Kenney worked the cameras and reported the story for student news and Marisa Stolting operated the cameras and prepared the news intro.
 
Students from SMSA prepera to film training videos for school security
 
Security officer Hector Dones goes over scenarios
 
The student news video can be viewed on http://www.ctnow.com/about/studentnews/.

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