More schools ramping up security

More school districts are bringing officers to campus for safety reasons.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 7:30 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 7:32 PM

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - More school districts are bringing officers to campus for safety reasons.

That's a move officials in Monroe and Chickasaw counties are budgeting for.

"These days and times, the way schools are going and the way crime is, it would be a big help," said Eugene Ford.

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The Houston School District is making the move to bring school resource officers to campuses.

One hire would work and eight-hour shift during the school year and then after the school year, work as a normal officer.

"Oh I thought it was a great idea," said James Wayne, a resident of Houston. "You need two or three of them up there. You never know if someone's going to shoot it up."

Aberdeen School District Superintednet Jeff Clay says the district has plans to add a third resource officer to the payroll of two already employed.

In Houston, funding would come from a $10,000 grant, the school matching $10,000 and $20,000 from the City of Houston.

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