The Palm Beach County School Board is right go slow in deciding whether to put armed police officers in every elementary school. Doing so would cost an estimated $7 million a year, and the benefit is not clear.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and police chiefs, among them Jupiter’s Frank Kitzerow and Palm Beach Gardens’ Stephen Stepp, supported the additional protection for elementary schools. Each middle and high school already has an armed officer who works for the district. Two or more elementary schools share school police officers.
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