Worcester County Mulls Armed Officers in Schools - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Worcester County Mulls Armed Officers in Schools


SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) - The sheriff of Worcester County is proposing putting an armed officer in every county school starting this fall.

Sheriff Reggie Mason wants to hire 13 full-time deputies to serve as school resource officers during the school year. They would then be moved to road patrol in the summer. The county has 13 public schools and three private schools. There's currently one active school resource officer.

Mason expects the plan to initially cost $1.6 million, but that the figure would likely drop after that in the following year.

The debate over armed school officers has intensified since the massacre of 20 children at a Connecticut elementary school in December.

The sheriff's office and police department currently patrol the county's schools whenever they can.

Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices