Unarmed guards could be placed in Wake County elementary schools
CARY, N.C. — The Wake County School Board is expected to vote Tuesday on a measure that would place an unarmed guard in each elementary school within the district.
According to WTVD, the proposal would cost $835,000 for three months of the added security.
“Better to have some presence than no presence at all,” school board chairman Keith Sutton told WTVD.
Armed resource officers currently patrol all of the county’s middle schools and high schools.
Allied Barton, which is contracted for officers at Wake County high schools, would provide the guards at elementary schools, WTVD reports.
School board member Debra Goldman tells WTVD she’d rather have armed guards from local agencies.
“Say we have a shooter coming in to these schools, I would prefer to have someone armed to bring them down right on premises,” Goldman said.