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Because they don't and never have.But why does it need a cop to do that? Teachers and counselors can and do do those things.
Teachers interact with kids as a group. I had some teachers that were good teachers, and some that were n' t, but I never told a teacher I was being physically abused at home, nor that there was a pedophile teacher that all the kids knew about but no one did anything about. Teachers are often seen as part of a solid front-Them.
And yet some teachers I thought of as friendly. And yet I would never have told one anything important about my life. I think it was perhaps the lack of easily accessible one on one interaction?
Guidance counselors in the schools I have been involved with ranged from useless to downright damaging, overpaid functionaries who never left their offices. Neither my kids nor I ever took a problem to a guidance counselor. The counselor was there for the convenience of teachers, not for students.
I think the key here is the person who is (or is not) an SRO must be placed to interact with kids individually and outside the formality of being behind a desk?