(SATSUMA, Ala.) - The Satsuma School District is looking to beef up security with resource officers. The police department is teaming up with the district, and has just filled its last opening for a school resource officer.
This has been in the works for about a year.
The main reason is because the schools in Satsuma are separated from the Mobile County School District. When Satsuma was still in the county system, it was unable to put its officers in the schools.
Now that Satsuma has a district all its own, it is able to put an officer at each of the two schools in the city during school hours.
"Having a uniformed officer in the school present during school hours and having a patrol car plainly visible will deter a lot of situations from taking place, although we do not perceive anything of that nature, you can never be too cautious," said Satsuma Police Chief Chris McLean.
The chief said the officers go through regular training for situations like what happened in Connecticut.