Body vs crimes in schools pushed

Panay News - - NATION - By Prince Golez Manila Re­porter

MANILA – A Se­nate mea­sure seeks the cre­ation of a body that will avert and fight crimes and vi­o­lence in schools.

All higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions and tech­ni­cal- vo­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions must form a Crime Pre­ven­tion Com­mit­tee, Se­nate Bill No. 946 stated.

The com­mit­tee shall for­mu­late a state­ment of pol­icy on se­cu­rity and ac­cess to cam­pus fa­cil­i­ties, stated the bill filed by Juan Edgardo An­gara.

Lo­cal po­lice shall mon­i­tor and record crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties com­mit­ted by off- cam­pus stu­dent or­ga­ni­za­tions rec­og­nized by the in­sti­tu­tion and count among its mem­bers stu­dents at­tend­ing the in­sti­tu­tion, the bill said.

Ac­cord­ing to An­gara, “there has been a steady in­crease in the crime rate in cam­puses all over the coun­try.”

More­over, the com­mit­tee shall de­sign poli­cies that en­cour­age ac­cu­rate and prompt re­port­ing of any crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity to the po­lice.

“Stu­dents need to know the mea­sures un­der­taken by their in­sti­tu­tion, as well as the cour­ses of ac­tion in cases of emer­gency,” the sen­a­tor said.

The bill also rec­om­mended that aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions con­duct sem­i­nars and train­ings on the pre­ven­tion and con­trol of crimes and drugs./

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