Converting a school classroom or storage room into a police department office—is that a good way to make schools more secure?
Since the economic recession arrived in 2009, many school districts have cut school resource officers (SROs), leaving school builldings without day-in, day-out police presence, according to the Star Tribune.
But the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, brought calls for more armed security, including police, at schools.
One school district, in Jordan, MN, has opted to find space in its buildings to house some of the regular functions of the city's police department, the Associated Press reported.
Would you like to see some regular police work housed at schools if districts can't afford school resource officers? Leave a comment below.