School safety nets: mental health resources attend to emotional, physical needs of students

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ELKO – What does Elko County need to keep schools safe?

Debate in the last two months has centered around whether to arm teachers and staff, or add metal detectors and door jambs for increased security if a student brandishes a gun on school grounds — a fear that has increased because of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and an anonymous threat that closed Elko High School.

But what if protection could come in the form of counseling and resources offered to students to address mental health needs before it’s too late?

 

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