Armed Officers In Mississippi Schools
(Mississippi) Officials in Mississippi are one step closer to having an armed police officer in every school in the state.
Today the Senate Education Committee approved a $7.5 million grant to fund the initiative.
Earlier this month, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves proposed that the Mississippi Legislature fund grants to match up to $10,000 per school for trained law enforcement officers.
An estimated 369 of the state`s approximately 1,000 public schools already have an armed officer in schools.