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Put metal detectors in WJCC schools!

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You've already heard the story of the 19 year old student who was arrested on May 17th at Warhill High School. This is also the student's second charge of possession without a permit (felony).

What you may not know is that the WJCC school board has received security grants from the state security grants program (implemented in 2013), each year since 2014 and purchased "additional security cameras" for middle and elementary schools. The budget approval meeting for the 2018-2019 school year had two last minute edits presented before the vote: a new admin position and hiring of more security officers. The vote passed 5-1 with approval for the admin position, but nothing for additional security. The budget meeting for the 2019-2020 school year has finally approved four new security guards to be placed at the county's four middle schools. These will be unarmed personnel paid by the school board, with the buses taking the budgetary hit.

Jeffrey Carroll is the current principal at Warhill. As assistant superintendent last year, he was quoted saying, “School safety is our most important priority and we take it very seriously,” Carroll said. “That relationship with our families to care for their children every day, whether it's around security measures or building relationships and taking care of their children as though the way any parent would take care of their child, that is our goal every day.”

Let's hold his feet to the fire and make him follow through!

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