Franklin County High School amps up school security

Published: Aug. 19, 2019 at 5:59 PM EDT
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Franklin County High School has added two school resource officers thanks to grants worth over $42,000 from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. They wanted to increase law enforcement presence following the Parkland, Florida mass shooting.

The added officers can be used for school security and school resources. This means the school will now have four full-time school resource officers, doubling the number from last year.

"We just feel very lucky that we are a priority of law enforcement, and it's important to our community that our kids and faculty feel safe," Jon Crutchfield, Principle of Franklin County High School, said.

Major Bowman from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office told WDBJ7 they are still looking for the finances to bring even more school resource officers to local schools.

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