by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Department of Corrections is currently training close to two dozen new hires that will soon be full-fledged corrections officers. "We are operating at this point in time at 60% strengthwise and we are in dire need of corrections officers fro the safety and security of the prisoners, as well as the community we really do need to be up to par with that issue because we haven't for several years," said Director J.B. Palacios.
DepCor is hoping to graduate the 23 new hires on August 6 to coincide with their celebration of national corrections week. This marks the largest group of hires in department history.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>