Photo by Marie Millsaps
Sweetwater City School System School Resource Officer David Lewallen greets Sweetwater
Elementary preschool student Nohie McDaniel Tuesday morning. Lewellan has been the lone SRO
in the city system, but will have company next year as the city system and the Sweetwater
Police Department plan to put an SRO in all city schools.
|Published: 9:20 AM, 04/03/2013
||Last updated: 9:20 AM, 04/03/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-Having a school resource
officer in every school has been a dream for many school systems
across the nation since the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary school
shooting in December.
The Sweetwater Police Department has
been working with the director of schools on a possible plan that
will put an School Resource Officer (SRO) in every school this fall.
The teamwork to come up with a workable plan was evident
throughout the process.
"I have to commend Chief (Eddie) Bryum and Commissioner (Bill) Stockton for being able to brainstorm
and come up with different options," Director of Schools Dr.
Melanie Miller said.
Police Commissioner Stockton serves as
the City Commission's liaison with the Sweetwater Board of
Education and has long considered school safety a top
Stockton said he was very grateful the
school system and city could work together to make having an SRO in
each school a reality.
See full story in the Wednesday, April 3, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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