Place full-time resource officers in all Charles County Public Schools
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We protect our politicians, judges, and banks with armed officers, but we do not offer the same to the most defenseless members of our county, our children. Currently, the students of Charles County Public Schools are unequally protected. Our elementary population is the most vulnerable and least protected. To date, at least twenty-two of the public schools in Charles County are lacking a permanently assigned, armed resource officer.
In response to the recent shooting at Great Mills High School, Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools, Kimberly Hill issued a statement via email. The following is a direct quote from that email:
“Our school resource officers were in our schools today performing their normal duties, which includes ensuring our schools are safe and secure for students and staff. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office also increased patrols around our elementary schools today by encouraging officers to ride through the parking lots when they are in the neighborhood."
Attempting to pacify parents by telling them that "officers have been encouraged to ride through the parking lots of our elementary schools when they are in the neighborhood" is insulting and unacceptable! Tell our county commissioners, Superintendent of Charles County Public Schools, Kimberly Hill, and Sheriff Troy Berry that we demand better for our children. Tell them that we want every school to have a permanently assigned, armed resource officer immediately.
Now is the time to make your voices heard, no longer will we settle for weak security measures intended to pacify us. Protect ALL of our children equally.
Secure our schools now!
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