The tragic school shooting in
Carter Johnson, of the
Currently there is a school resource officer in each of the county's four high schools. The police department would need to provide 23 additional officers in order to put one in every school. This means more manpower and that means more money.
Albemarle County Supervisor Ken Boyd says that’s it’s a HUGE expense and "You're talking about millions of dollars a year in operating costs."
In order to pay for officers in schools, Boyd said the county would have to find money in the school board's budget or shift around money in the county's budget.
Plans for a school safety forum are in the works between the City of
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