A rarity: N Carolina county has armed officer in each school

A RARITY: N CAROLINA COUNTY HAS ARMED OFFICER IN EACH SCHOOLp01article004404wp.jpg

ㅤ”Dare County is one of just four districts among North Carolina’s 115 to have a resource officer in every school, said Michael Anderson, community development and training manager for the N.C. Center for Safer Schools, part of the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Expense, district size and lack of resources often prevent placing officers in elementary schools, he said.
ㅤSheriff Doug Doughtie, along with town and county officials, committed to putting officers in the county’s five elementary schools following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The high schools and middle schools already had officers.
ㅤ’I do believe if he or she knows we are there and we are armed then that is a big deterrent, yes sir,’ Doughtie said. ‘You’re hoping that’s going to be enough.'”


Full story at The Washington Times, image from madison365(.com) – 4/1/18. Tags: school resource officer, north carolina. 𑗉

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