School Resource Officers Next On Chopping Block?

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

One local school district is not only concerned about the state budget cutting money for teachers, but for their protection.

According to Pitt County Schools, they're planning to cut three deputies and one Greenville officer from their school district.

That's because money set aside to pay for these school resource officers could be decreased or used to supplement other funds lacking in the budget.

Currently most of the middle schools in the district will now have to share a S.R.O with the high school if the state budget is adopted without these funds for at-risk youth.

Jesse Hinton, with Campus Crimestoppers says, S.R.O's help prevent crimes as well as keep kids on the right path.

According to Heather Mayo, if the budget goes through as is, it could mean eliminating one full time S.R.O from Ayden and Farmville Middle Schools so they could share a S.R.O from the high school.

Also two middle schools in Greenville, E.B Aycock and C.M Eppes, would share one S.R.O.


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