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Franklin Co. lawmakers propose bill to increase school security

The idea is to allow workers in Franklin County and Russellville City Schools to get training as reserve deputies. The idea is to allow workers in Franklin County and Russellville City Schools to get training as reserve deputies.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Lawmakers in Franklin County are looking at cost saving options to increase school security.

One proposed bill would allow schools to train volunteers to work as reserve sheriff's deputies at the schools.

Franklin County Superintendent Gary Williams said he's in favor of the proposed bill.

The idea is to allow workers in Franklin County and Russellville City Schools to get training as reserve deputies. Those volunteers would consist of teachers and other school employees.

Community leaders believe having trained volunteers inside schools would help to stop violent attacks.

They also said it would help rural school districts such as Franklin County who cannot afford to hire a resource officer for every school.

"If we can get some quality people who will train - and that's the key to this bill is having some people who will be trained under the sheriff of Franklin County's supervision - they will be trained in not only handling a weapon, but in those situations that may occur," said Williams.

The bill is only in the discussion stages.

Williams said there are still quite a few steps that would have to be taken before it would ever be implemented inside the schools.

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