Mayor Bloomberg's new school safety plan goes into effect
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's new school safety plan went into effect at Bronx schools Monday.
Under the new plan, 12 schools citywide have been designated as "impact schools." Five of those schools are in the Bronx. Those schools listed as "impact schools" will have more security agents and there will also now be uniformed NYPD officers at the schools.
The five Bronx schools listed as "impact schools" are Evander Childs High School, Christopher Columbus High School, Adlai Stevenson High School, MS 222 and CIS 22.
In addition to improving security, the plan also includes stricter suspension procedures. Students with two or more suspensions within two years will be considered "spotlight students." Those students will then be removed from school. And for students who act violently or bring weapons to school, there will be a zero tolerance policy.
Students suspended under the mayor's plan will be sent to either an off-site suspension center or an alternative school.
The mayor along with the NYPD police commissioner and Department of Education are hoping the new safety measures will give students a safe environment to learn in.
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