Education

State Superintendent backs more school resource officers, not armed educators

DPI Superintendent Mark Johnson

State School Superintendent Mark Johnson is weighing in on how to improve school safety in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

In a statement released Monday on Twitter, Johnson said firearms on school grounds should be handled by trained school resource officers or law-enforcement professionals, not teachers.

Below is Johnson’s full statement:

Last week House Speaker Tim Moore announced a bipartisan committee would examine all ideas related to improving school safety with action on some of those proposals in the short session.

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