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Sullivan Co. school board wants cops for all schools

January 8th, 2013 12:42 pm by Rick Wagner

 Sullivan Co. school board wants cops for all schools

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Board of Education’s aim is to have a school resource officer assigned to all 20 school campuses in the county, not just the four high schools that have had SROs since 1997.

School security proposals have emerged nationwide in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 killing of 26 people — 20 students and six adults — at Sandy Hook Elementary School by an armed gunman, who earlier killed his mother and after the school killings killed himself before police could capture him.

Miller Perry Elementary parent Angela Stanley and Rock Springs Elementary parent Jennifer Fox during public comment urged the funding of SROs during Monday’s BOE meeting.

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