School officials gather in city for anti-bullying conference


The Baltimore Sun
AP — The keynote speaker at a school law enforcement conference urged his colleagues Monday to develop ways to track and record bullying.

Hundreds of school administrators and on-site law enforcement officers are gathering this week for the National Association of School Resource Officers conference in Baltimore, where the theme is “anti-bullying.”

Monday’s keynote speaker, Officer Darryl Hunter of the Baltimore County Police Department, told fellow officers that bullying awareness is a step in the right direction. Failure to stop bullying can ruin the learning atmosphere or, in some cases, end in tragedy, he said.

“The primary function of your brain is to make sure that you are safe,” he said. “Whenever there is a threat, the learning function of the brain takes a back seat.” Full story.

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