School Security: The High Price of Protecting Students

HighPriceAutauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger looks at the news, and a chill runs down his spine.

For years, he has wanted to develop a program where he has deputies in the five public schools in the county. The recent shooting in a school in Parkland, Florida, has brought the need to the forefront again. The problem is manpower. There are times when there are only four “road” deputies on patrol in the county on the day shift.

All it takes is money. Money for officers, money for training, money for equipment. But few cities or counties have the budgets to support waving a magic wand and to make it so. Read about one school’s quest to improve security despite budget constraints.