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Steven Seagal Training Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Posse on School Security

Matthew Simmons/WireImage(PHOENIX) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio is teaming up with an action star to tackle school violence.

Steven Seagal, 60, star of Above the Law and Under Siege, plans to lead members of the Arizona sheriff’s volunteer posse through a simulated school shooting on Saturday.

The volunteer posse, which is nearly 3,500-strong, has been used to patrol shopping malls during the holiday season and scope out undocumented immigrants, and now Arpaio plans to have them patrol areas surrounding schools in Arizona’s most populous county, Maricopa, which includes Phoenix.

“Volunteers will learn operating procedures on how to handle one, two and three shooter scenarios as well as room entry tactics and hand to hand combat,” the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Two dozen high school students have volunteered to participate in the simulation, and SWAT deputies will pose as the shooters, the release said.

Seagal occasionally worked as a deputy for the Jefferson Parish sheriff in Louisiana and had a reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman.

Arpaio, the self-styled “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” began sending armed posse members to patrol schools in January, following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre and a more local threat that resulted in the Dec. 20 arrest of a 16-year-old student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz., for a plot to bomb the school and shoot the students and faculty.

Arpaio told in January that volunteers will receive 100 hours of training and drive marked vehicles. In some cases, he said, they will be armed with automatic weapons.

“I believe we should put police officers in school, in uniform, armed,” the sheriff  said. “But so far all the politicians do is talk, talk, talk, and so we’re out there doing something.”

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Steven Seagal, Dionne Warwick on Tax Scofflaw List

MARK RALSTON/GETTY IMAGES(LOS ANGELES) -- Action movie star Steven Seagal and singer Dionne Warwick have one thing in common, according to the state of California’s Franchise Tax Board.

The agency says pair both owe back taxes.  According to the Franchise Tax Board website, Warwick has been delinquent since January 2003 and owes California $2,598,968.65.

The Franchise Tax Board says Seagal has been on its delinquent list since April of this year and owes the state of California $347,849.67.

Seagal and Warwick have not commented on the matter.

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Steven Seagal Sworn in as Texas Deputy

Matthew Simmons/WireImage(SIERRA BLANCA, Texas) -- Actor Steven Seagal has been sworn in as a deputy in the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office in West Texas.

Apparently, he called the department himself about the job some two months ago.

Sheriff Arvin West said of Seagal, “He’s like the rest of us that live down here; he has a sincere passion for his country and he wants to do more to help.”

Seagal has been involved in law enforcement for years.  The A&E series, Steven Seagal: Lawman, was based on his work with the sheriff’s department in Jefferson Parish, La.

A spokesman for Hudspeth County says TV is their “last priority,” according to the San Antonio Express-News, adding that Seagal "has a pure motive in doing this.  He knows what we’re up against here and he wants to help.”

Seagal will begin his duties as “deputy chief to the chief deputy” next year.

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Man Sues Steven Seagal for Allegedly Killing Puppy

Matthew Simmons/WireImage(PHOENIX) -- What do you do when your dog dies after Steven Seagal drops by? If you’re an Arizona man who just saw the Hollywood action star drive a tank into your home, you sue.

Jesus Llovera wants $25,000 and a written apology from Seagal for killing his puppy when Seagal burst into Llovera’s Phoenix, Ariz., home (clad in camo, no less) to hunt down an alleged illegal cockfighting ring. The March raid was part of an episode of Seagal’s A&E reality show, Steven Seagal: Lawman.

In addition to seeking money from Seagal, Llovera wants $25,000 from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office that aided in the raid. He claims sheriff’s deputies fatally shot his family’s 11-month-old puppy when they took over his home.

The authorities beg to differ.

“That’s a fabrication. That is just a bunch of crap,” chief deputy David Trombi told ABC News’ Phoenix affiliate.

The sheriff’s office said the cockfighting case is pending, but maintained the raid was a legitimate law enforcement action. While Llovera’s bent on taking them to task, he’s willing to drop his suit against Seagal -- but only if the actor comes to his property to say sorry to him and his children.

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