Armed volunteers will soon be added at Stanly County Schools


STANLY COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — The deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida has schools across the country rethinking their security procedures. 

Tuesday night, the Stanly County School Board agreed to work with the Stanly County Sheriff’s office to implement a plan to bring armed volunteers into schools.

The sheriff says they are still working on just how to implement that plan, but it could be in Stanly County Schools as early as this year.

Under North Carolina Law, passed after the Sandy Hook shooting, volunteer school resource officers are allowed. Volunteers must be a former law enforcement officer or military police officer with two years experience.

The Stanly County Sheriff took to social media to announce the security changes and parents were quick to weigh in.
“Good Job Sheriff. This is the only way to protect schools in today’s society,” said one parent via Facebook.

But not everyone is on board with the plan.

“This is a huge mistake and when something goes wrong and it will, I hope you have enough liability insurance to cover it,” said another parent.

According to a comment on Facebook, the Stanly County Sheriff says he has at least 3 citizens that have come forward to volunteer. 


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