The Indian River School District wants to spend $700,000 to beef up security in their schools, hiring enough security officers to patrol every school in the district.
Most of the security officers who are not working police officers will not be able to carry weapons.
The money will come out of a contingency fund and from rerouting money that now pays for other non-teaching positions.
So, money that could be used for educational purposes now is going toward security. What a shame out society has to come to this.
Having family still in school I can understand the fear factor in today’s environment, but what good are unarmed guards when some unstable person comes though the door or window armed to kill.
The IR district is lucky they have the money to fund the extra security, but their contingency fund can only last so long; most schools can barely make their payroll let alone fund security.
Most schools have at least one police officer, state or local, still not enough to stop a misguided mind.