Washington County, Md., Adding More Officers in Schools

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013  |  Updated 1:36 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Famous Mug Shots: Rapper Trick Daddy

Shutterstock

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Washington County public school officials announced plans Tuesday to add two resource officers to the seven already working in the schools, reports the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown.

The positions will be added in the next school year. Meanwhile, the Allegany County school board is considering hiring more officers and mental health professionals.

Board members postponed a budget vote Tuesday to secure funding to increase the number of school police officers from four to nine. The vote is now scheduled for March 19.

The Cumberland Times-News reports that Superintendent David Cox also wants to hire two mental health counselors. He says security guards are just part of a comprehensive plan for protecting students and school employees.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out