450 Tennessee Schools Lack Resource Officers

Penny Schwinn

Tennessee’s education commissioner says the law enforcement presence in schools is increasing, but 450 schools still lack a school resource officer. Commissioner Penny Schwinn told lawmakers that grants totaling over 7 million dollars this year have added 206 new school resource officers statewide, totaling 1,378 officers. Schwinn says requiring officers at schools would be a big budget request, but added that nothing is more important than children’s safety and health.

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