School resource officer discusses bullying, internet safety and more

Category:  News
Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 11:50 AM

General McLane School Resource Officer Jose Montes spoke to 5th and 6th grade students last week on a variety of different topics, including identifying bullying and prevention, internet safety and protecting yourself online, and the dangers of vaping.

School Resource Officer José Montes joined the district in 2017. Montes began his career in law enforcement after attending a Correctional Officer Training Academy in Tucson, Arizona. After graduating from the academy, he was stationed at a state correctional facility outside of Phoenix.

Shortly after, he traded in the weather and started working with the Erie County Prison as a correctional officer and then the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2014, Montes has served in a variety of roles within the sheriff’s office and now serves as school resource officer for General McLane School District.

Montes is one of seven deputy sheriffs who work full-time as a school resource officer through the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.
General McLane has had a school resource officer since 2001.

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