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Jan 30, 2013
 

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We need any school employ that wants or has carry permit and training have a concealed weapon! Teachers,cafeteria workers, or custodial all should be able to carry but not let students or anyone who they are. Problem with sro is any nut coming to do harm is going after the sro officer first!
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Hickory Corners, MI

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Jan 31, 2013
 
We pay coaches a supplement to coach a sport. They may or may not have training. The supplement is nothing near the 50 to 80 thousand dollars that is quoted for SRO's. Why pay for a full time cop when you can get a couple of teachers per school that would be willing to get training and a carry permit to take a small supplement to help protect the schools. Then you could keep the teachers who are trained and carrying a secret amongst teachers and staff. If you had two per school that would be more armed trained personnel than 1 SRO at 1/10th the cost. With just half of the money it takes for an SRO you ould have 6 trained staff members drawing a supplement that could be armed and trained. They could take special training during the summer to be qualified for the supplement. Just a thaught.
Not too bright r u

Lewisburg, TN

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#25
Jan 31, 2013
 
Blue wrote:
We pay coaches a supplement to coach a sport. They may or may not have training. The supplement is nothing near the 50 to 80 thousand dollars that is quoted for SRO's. Why pay for a full time cop when you can get a couple of teachers per school that would be willing to get training and a carry permit to take a small supplement to help protect the schools. Then you could keep the teachers who are trained and carrying a secret amongst teachers and staff. If you had two per school that would be more armed trained personnel than 1 SRO at 1/10th the cost. With just half of the money it takes for an SRO you ould have 6 trained staff members drawing a supplement that could be armed and trained. They could take special training during the summer to be qualified for the supplement. Just a thaught.
Oh you could just keep the doors locked and add an extra layer of security to the entrance way to keep unauthorized people out. So much cheaper! When was the last time a plane got hijacked since 9/11?
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Lewisburg, TN

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Jan 31, 2013
 
I really wish that someone with the county government could tell me outside of the fact it is for the safety of the children that the responsibility of providing 4 of the 5 SRO's are the financial responsibility of the 3 incorporated cities(city taxes) rather than the financial responsibility of the whole county of which the people of the three cities already pay county taxes. I see a county Trojan Horse in this issue. If the county wants the 5 SRO's then the county needs to pay for the 5 SRO's. They didn't have a problem paying $75,000 for a parking lot that was worth only $49,000. Heard today that Marshall County didn't have the 5th highest taxes in the sate but the 3rd. Seems our county commissioners have not been frugal with our tax money in the past and have over extended themselves and now want the city tax payers to bail the out on this issue? Hear Cornersville and Chapel Hill are No's and Lewisburg is leaning that way.
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Hickory Corners, MI

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#27
Jan 31, 2013
 
What does that have to do with anything that was said. Newtown had cameras and security set up. Hijackers? Planes that are at higher security threats have undercover cops flying on them. Plus look at the money that has been spent to secure planes. Whats your fix?
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Jan 31, 2013
 
Blue wrote:
What does that have to do with anything that was said. Newtown had cameras and security set up. Hijackers? Planes that are at higher security threats have undercover cops flying on them. Plus look at the money that has been spent to secure planes. Whats your fix?

Very good questions!! Yes, aircraft are protected by US Marshals, however, it is the security before that I was addressing. The US Marshals would be the equivalent of SRO's. But for schools, I see that as unnecessary if security is done right, in layers. Layers is the key word here. Gates on the driveways closed during school sessions, and a secured waiting area for those wanting access to the kids coming out or called out. NO ONE UNAUTHORIZED ALLOWED IN PERIOD.

Nothing is perfect but the more deterrents you make the less likely a perp will get through all the way.
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Feb 1, 2013
 
Blue wrote:
We pay coaches a supplement to coach a sport. They may or may not have training. The supplement is nothing near the 50 to 80 thousand dollars that is quoted for SRO's. Why pay for a full time cop when you can get a couple of teachers per school that would be willing to get training and a carry permit to take a small supplement to help protect the schools. Then you could keep the teachers who are trained and carrying a secret amongst teachers and staff. If you had two per school that would be more armed trained personnel than 1 SRO at 1/10th the cost. With just half of the money it takes for an SRO you ould have 6 trained staff members drawing a supplement that could be armed and trained. They could take special training during the summer to be qualified for the supplement. Just a thaught.
Right you are! Just think their retirement and health insurance would be all ready paid, as they are county employees!
Some extra training back ground checks, and gun permits!
It would cost the county tax payers much less now and in the future! Call the County Commission members and suggest that Great Idea!
Wonder if some teachers, janitors, or coaches would even volunteer to for free? Even with some extra pay it would be much better, than hiring more SRO's at more personal, retirment, and health costs to the taxpayers in the future!
Who knows when you even get bad cops transfered or working in the schools so why not just use the trained school personal as public guards like industy does?
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Feb 1, 2013
 
Blue wrote:
We pay coaches a supplement to coach a sport. They may or may not have training. The supplement is nothing near the 50 to 80 thousand dollars that is quoted for SRO's. Why pay for a full time cop when you can get a couple of teachers per school that would be willing to get training and a carry permit to take a small supplement to help protect the schools. Then you could keep the teachers who are trained and carrying a secret amongst teachers and staff. If you had two per school that would be more armed trained personnel than 1 SRO at 1/10th the cost. With just half of the money it takes for an SRO you ould have 6 trained staff members drawing a supplement that could be armed and trained. They could take special training during the summer to be qualified for the supplement. Just a thaught.
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Lewisburg, TN

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Feb 2, 2013
 
protect our kids wrote:
I am a bit disturbed that we have had two sheriffs in a row who do not see the value of keeping an SRO in our schools during school hours. Unlike every surrounding county, Marshall County does not allow SROs to build up comp time for the summer. This means that if an SRO works a ball game, he must take away several hours of time in the school the next day to get caught up. Every other county lets SROs work ball games and remain in the schools for the whole school day, then they take off the comp time hours in the summer. Norman, please see to it that our children are receiving the protection they so vitally need and deserve! It is time that Marshall County stopped treating the SRO program like a stepchild. Newport proved that it is a vital service, possibly the most important one that a sheriff can provide.


Maybe you should learn something about our government before you start making stupid assumptions and accusations.

The decision to put SRO's in all the schools would not made by the Sheriff. The money for their salaries would have to be added and approved by the county commission.The Sheriff would then become involved after the money for salaries had been approved and he would hire the officers.
Give the Jantors Guns

Columbia, TN

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#32
Feb 2, 2013
 
Why not use the janitors, coaches as armed gun carring first responders or even retired police as part time school SROs and trafic control in the schools, school zones and at ball games?
Look at the costs of more SRO's as to the extra costs, like retirments, extra county vehicles, extras full time employees, costs that adds up through the years!


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Feb 5, 2013
 
Blue wrote:
We pay coaches a supplement to coach a sport. They may or may not have training. The supplement is nothing near the 50 to 80 thousand dollars that is quoted for SRO's. Why pay for a full time cop when you can get a couple of teachers per school that would be willing to get training and a carry permit to take a small supplement to help protect the schools. Then you could keep the teachers who are trained and carrying a secret amongst teachers and staff. If you had two per school that would be more armed trained personnel than 1 SRO at 1/10th the cost. With just half of the money it takes for an SRO you ould have 6 trained staff members drawing a supplement that could be armed and trained. They could take special training during the summer to be qualified for the supplement. Just a thaught.
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