Beefing up school security
After residents complained at a School Committee meeting last month about their children feeling unsafe at Randolph High School, the town has made changes that include creating a director of safety and security. The school system is searching for a person with “experience in a safety and security leadership position in an academic or social service environment and experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, school administration, law enforcement personnel, and community groups.’’ The salary would be $50,000 to $70,000 a year, and the starting date could be as soon as next month. Candidates should apply at www.randolph.k12.ma.us. The complaints - from students, parents, and teachers - stemmed from a series of incidents this year, mostly involving students fighting and teachers trying to break up fights. A female teacher was taken to a local hospital on March 13 after being injured trying to stop a fight.