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There is no cause for alarm.

Dear Parent,

Representatives from the Missouri State Highway Patrol have contacted our school district, 

as well as many other school districts across Missouri, and requested permission to have 

state troopers walk the halls during school hours.  The patrol has also offered to perform 

programs about general safety and various state laws as time permits during regular school 


Our school was not chosen as a result of any study, safety concern or worry related to any 

pre-existing safety problem.  This is part of a statewide initiative by the Missouri State 

Highway Patrol to increase the visibility of law enforcement in Missouri schools.  

The benefit of this is two-fold; an added level of security for our children and the 

opportunity for the student body to interact with state troopers in a positive learning 

environment.  Please keep this in mind as you may see highway patrol cars in the school 

parking lots and your children may tell you about state troopers walking the hallways of 

their school.

In closing, the purpose of this letter is merely to inform parents and guardians of our 

student body about the initiative of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to have a more 

visible presence in schools across Missouri.  Our school has welcomed the presence of our 

local state troopers, who are part of our community, and view this as an opportunity to 

enhance the safety of our existing school safety plan.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free, to call or visit me at my office.


Dr. Heath Halley, Ed.D