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Increased Police Presence at Schools

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Archive / News | 08.05.23 | access_time 13:59

Police officers at the primary school in Belgrade (BETAPHOTO/SASA DJORDJEVIC)

As of May 8, police officers will be stationed at each of the 1800 primary schools in Serbia, said Interior Minister Zeljko Brkic, adding that this is only one of the measures introduced in the wake of the mass murder at Belgrade’s Vladislav Ribnikar Elementary School.

“They will primarily be present at the beginning and end of the school day, acting preventively [and] lending students and parents a sense of security that government representatives are there to protect them,” Brkic told the RTS public service.

The minister added that the police will speak with parents, teachers and other school staff, as well as with the general public, to gather any information pertinent to security and will take certain measures to elevate safety to the highest level.

Brkic also said that police presence at schools will continue over the next few days, requiring all hands on deck, and called on citizens to report any kind of problematic behavior or event which could impact the safety of students and schools.

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