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Sullivan Co. sheriff says SROs play a vital role in school security

Rick Wagner • Mar 17, 2013 at 9:39 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson agrees with members of a county school system security task force that school resource officers are not the be-all and end-all of school safety.

However, he said they are a vital part of security and that he still would like to have an SRO at every county school facility, although the price tag might be steep for the county.

The task force, an advisory group to Director of Schools Jubal Yennie that held its first public meeting March 5, has outlined a comprehensive strategy involving behavioral threat assessment, school culture and climate, physical threat assessment and security personnel.

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