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Clark County Providing Extra Patrols to Keep Kids Safe
CLARK COUNTY -- Keeping your kids safe. That's the message Clark County is sending to parents.
Sheriff Gene Kelly introduced new security measures Wednesday. Kelly said the sole job of two senior deputies this year will be to patrol and protect Clark County's 25 schools. The sheriff says he wants to make sure a tragic school shooting, like what we saw last year in Newtown, Conn., doesn't happen here.
We talked to students about the new plan.
"I'm OK with that because I'd rather not get hurt or anyone else get hurt," said Stephanie Moeller, a junior at Tecumseh High School.
The Clark County Commission spent $190,000 to increase law enforcement visibility at the county's 25 schools located outside of Springfield.
"I think that's a good idea. I think our taxes are going to something good," said Tom Dague of Clark County.
The money will pay for cruisers and equipment for two Educational Support Officers. The senior deputies are now reassigned to protect your kids in addition to working with parents, students and teachers to tighten school security.
"If they see something, they need to report it. If they have information, they need to let somebody know. If they see a place where they see the school is vulnerable, they need to address that," Kelly said.
The sheriff says law enforcement presence will help deter everything from drug dealing to school shootings.
"When these situations occur research tells us you have about three minutes. So it's important that you have armed law enforcement that will quickly respond," Kelly said.
"I feel safer knowing there will be more people around to protect us," said Moeller.
Part of that $190,000 is also going to hire two rookie deputies to replace the newly appointed Educational Support Officers.
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