Wake County school board to consider guards for elementary schools :: WRAL.comWake County school board to consider guards for elementary schools
Raleigh, N.C. — The Wake County Board of Education is expected to vote Tuesday on a proposal to put one unarmed security guard at each elementary school in the district.
If approved, the measure would cost $835,000 for three months or nearly $2.4 million for a year for a contract with AlliedBarton Security Services. The company already provides security for some of the schools in the district.
Board Chairman Keith Sutton said the recommendation comes after a review of the district’s security policy in the wake of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six staff members lost their lives.
"We reviewed our practices and looked at security at several of our schools," he said. "We were particularly concerned after our review at some of the elementary schools."
If the high schools and some of the middle schools have armed guards why not provide the same security at elementary schools. Or maybe it just gives them such a warm fuzzy feeling to have a guard dog with no teeth.Most of the high schools and some middle schools in Wake County have school resource officers who are armed.