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Limestone Co. commission approves SRO funding

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Every Limestone County school will have a law enforcement officer on campus starting next school year.

The county commission agreed Monday morning to fund half of the $240,000 project, but not everyone is on board.

One commissioner told the superintendent while he's all for keeping schools safe and having law enforcement on campus, he did not agree with the commission paying part of the price.

Ben Harrison was the lone Limestone County commissioner to vote against a plan to put law enforcement officials in every county school.

Harrison explained to the district superintendent he just did not agree with the dollar and cents.

The other commissioners did not agree with Harrison's concern. The plan passed and now the county commission will fund half of the project.

Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk said now it comes down to implementation.

There are 13 different campuses in Limestone County, seven of which already have a deputy sheriff on site. The district will now have to bring on the additional six to cover the remaining schools.

Sisk said come August, every one of his schools will have a police presence they have never come close to in the past. 

The district has agreed to pay the other half of the program.

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