Local officials weigh in on school safety, resource officers in wake of tragedy

School safety is just one topic of discourse that has swept the nation following the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., resulting in the deaths of more than 20 children.

In response, schools in Callaway County, including Fulton and South Callaway school districts, have evaluated their already existing security measures and sent home letters to parents detailing safety.

Most of those measures include locking doors, securing buildings and carefully monitoring student release, but Fulton is the only district in the county that has a school resource officer — a police officer who consistently offers support and resources for faculty and students.

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