Tenn. county considering more officers for schools

Tenn. county considering more officers for schools


MURFREESBORO (AP) - School districts and local governments in Tennessee are starting to take or recommend more safety measures in the wake of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school last month.

In Unicoi County, Sheriff Mike Hensley said he has placed resource officers in all schools at least until the end of the spring semester. In a similar effort, Montgomery County, officials announced that they would place armed off-duty police officers at elementary schools beginning this month.

Meanwhile, officials in other communities are discussing options. Rutherford County officials are considering a proposal to add resource officers. Davidson County, officials are considering measures that would standardize main entryways, add an "intruder lock" for classroom doors and assure every school has a digital security system.

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