New cell phone, school bus laws now in effect

A new state law prohibits the use of cell phones and other wireless devices in school zones.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Area law enforcement officials say they are prepared to handle two new state laws that went into effect Aug. 1 pertaining to cell phone use in school zones and school bus pickup and drop off.

SO gives ‘active shooter’ presentation

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Charpentier, below, speaks to school administrators about the sheriff’s preparedness for an active shooter scenario in local schools. Above, Deps. Minh Ngo and Zachariah Landry demonstrate officers’ tactics in response to an active shooter situation.

For several years the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy has worked to provide active shooter courses to all law enforcement agencies in the parish.


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