ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont community of St. Johnsbury is taking a closer look at putting a police officer in school.
The St. Johnsbury School Board of Directors is looking at two options. Both are a response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., last year.
Police Chief Clem Houde said the school can hire the department to provide an officer part time. The school also can provide the department an office.
The Caledonian-Record reports (http://bit.ly/11ltTM9) Houde also suggested a computer with access to the police department’s database.
School Director Becky Baldauf, board chairwoman, said some people think a police officer may sour outsiders considering a move to town who may think it’s not safe.
Houde said a police officer should not impact outsiders’ perception of the school.
Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com