Bill could fund school resource officer positions
Parents could soon be seeing armed officers in all schools in the county if a bill recently introduced in Washington passes.
If enacted, the Protect America’s Schools Act would use federal grant money to fund school resource officer positions across the state.
It would be a positive step toward keeping schools safe without contributing to the deficit, says freshman Congressman for the 11th District Mark Meadows.
He is proposing to revive the Cops in Schools grant program, which was created during President Bill Clinton's administration, but has not been funded since 2005. It was specifically designed to help law enforcement agencies hire new officers.
Meadows said the $30 million for the grant will be taken from unspent funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in ...