Stokes County Schools to add more security officers

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STOKES COUNTY, N.C. --- The Stokes County Board of County Commissioners and the Stokes County Board of Education will fund a program to enhance security in schools per a closed-door meeting on Monday.

This will include additional school resource officers, which will be assigned to the schools until the end of the school year.

"There will be a presence at the elementary schools on a daily bases." said Mike Rogers, chairman of the Stokes County School Board after meeting with county commissioners. "When the parents drop the kids into our care we do everything we can internally to assist to make sure those kids are as safe as they can be until we give them back."

The decision was made in a closed session meeting in which the County Commissioners and Board of Education discussed enhanced security measures for schools.

Other details will not be made public in order to protect the measures which will be implemented, according to a joint press release.

The program will be evaluated at the end of the school year for any changes that need to be made.