New report says Bronx students might not be safe from school violence
A local congressman says Bronx students might be in danger if violence breaks out in their school.
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has issued a report saying radios issued to safety officers do not work most of the time. In January, the NYPD added more school safety officers at some of the most dangerous schools in the Bronx.
Weiner said there were not enough radios or the radio calls didn't go through in more than half of the 250 New York City high schools in the report. According to the report, one major problem is dead spots in schools where the radio calls don't get through.
The NYPD disputes the report and says that every safety officer has a working radio and a back up if necessary. They say new equipment is currently being added to make sure radio dead spots are eliminated.
A total of 23 Bronx high schools reported dead spots or old radios, including Evander Childs, Monroe and The New School for Arts and Sciences.