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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is asking county commissioners to reconsider approving seven Segways for its school resource officers.

Deputies say the two-wheeled machines will allow SROs to patrol school properties more effectively and also move faster between high schools and middle schools during emergencies.

Commissioners denied the department’s initial request earlier this year.

The Segways cost nearly $53,000 and, if approved, would be paid for by federal forfeiture funds.

Guilford County Commissioners will discuss the request at a Thursday meeting.