Residents share their opinions on Guardian Program

LABELLE — Residents of Hendry and Glades counties voiced their opinions on the Guardian Program at the School Safety Forum on Monday, April 9, at LaBelle High School. Ramiro Rodriguez, head of the Hendry County Recreation Department, agreed with protecting schools but said there are other ways besides using guns. He suggested that teachers, administrators […]

Sheriff reviews school safety options

LABELLE — Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden explained the requirements for volunteers in the Guardian Program after having those in attendance at the School Safety Forum, April 9 at LaBelle High School, envision a hypothetical school shooting. “The Parkland shooting scared the hell out of me,” Sheriff Whidden said. He said he realizes that if […]

Safety measures aired at public forum

LABELLE — Members of the Hendry County School Board spoke about safety procedures already in place and measures being taken to improve students’ safety at the School Safety Forum on Monday, April 9. “I’m the first superintendent in Hendry County history that actually has to worry about children being murdered,” said Superintendent Paul Puletti. “I’m […]