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Edgewood schools add 3 resource officers for elementary schools

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 13:54:27-04

TRENTON, Ohio -- The Edgewood City School District is adding resource officers for the district's elementary schools, officials announced Thursday.

Edgewood High and Edgewood Middle schools already have school resource officers. The three additional officers will come from the Butler County Sheriff's Office and will report to the district's elementary schools.

The officers will be in place when students return from spring break in April, officials said.

"With the recent shootings in Florida, along with the threats, arrests and school closings that have occurred throughout Ohio in the last several weeks, we felt adding additional SROs was the best investment we could make to protect all our students and staff," Superintendent Russ Fussnecker said.

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The new officers will be partially subsidized by the sheriff's office through state and federal grants, according to district Treasurer Randy Stiver.