Clarksville schools receive grants for resource officers

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by WHAS editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Clarksville Community Schools are getting help from the state in paying for a school resource officer.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said a resource officer does more than help students deal with issues on campus like drugs and bullying.

"It reconnects a relationship between law enforcement, the criminal justice system, the part of the system that protects us all, with the students who develop a friendship with a school resource officer understand the role of law enforcement in our society, they befriend them in a way that helps eliminate some problems outside of the school," Zoeller said.

He was at Clarksville Middle School on Friday to announce the school getting a $50,000 grant from the state for the resource officer already working on campus.

The school had originally hired him using its own money.

In all, 116 Indiana schools are getting money to create or expand school resource officer programs.

 

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