• More officers to be in schools
By Wayne Parham

McDuffie County Schools Superintendent Jim LeBrun talks school security with Bea Hart-Moss, right, and Dorothy Hart, not shown, during the school board’s work session. Photo by Wayne Parham.

In the wake of national debate over gun control and school shootings, the McDuffie County Board of Education voted Thursday night to have an armed officer in every school.
The school district finalized the creation of a public safety department in December. However, one of the officers under that initial plan would float between schools.
The school board’s vote Thursday adds three additional officers to the department with the intent that doing so would allow one officer per school and no officer would have to split time between multiple schools. The addition of three officers will cost the district about $100,000.

To read more on this story, see the Sun., Jan. 20, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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