Skip to comments.Clarksville-Montgomery Co. (TN) school announce new safety plan
Posted on 01/11/2013 1:49:44 PM PST by EXCH54FE
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. Clarksville-Montgomery School officials announced Friday that armed off-duty officers will be stationed at all elementary schools beginning this month.
Administrators said Friday at a news conference that they reviewed the school system's safety protocol and what could be done to enhance safety measures already in place.
School resource officers from the Sheriff's Office are already provided in middle and high schools. In December, they increased the visibility and presence of law enforcement at local elementary schools.
"There was never a question of us continuing to do business as usual, even though we have had numerous external and internal reviews of our safety procedures," Director of Schools Dr. B.J. Worthington said in the release. "What happened in Connecticut changed the world's perspective of school safety."
The system has worked out arrangements with Clarksville Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff's office to place the officers at the elementary schools for the spring semester, using funds from energy and fuel savings, as well as funding allocated for textbooks that was unspent due to lower-than-projected student enrollment this year.
Clarksville-Montgomery Schools are the latest school district to announce enhanced safety measures in light of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last month. Other districts, such as Rutherford and Wilson Counties, have already announced they would like more School Resource Officers to be stationed at their schools.
Given the proximity to Ft Campbell it’s probably a good idea they do this sooner rather than later.
For all those idiots that have something against the military.
What are the odds a nut will go to this school and start shooting?