Obama wants to add 1,000 armed guards, counselors at schools, post-Sandy Hook

President Obama’s Comprehensive School Safety Program would give $150 million to school districts and law enforcement agencies to hire school resource officers, school psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

The U.S. Department of Justice would come up with a model on how to best use school resource officers, depending on the grade levels at a school.

“When equipped with proper training and supported by evidence-based school discipline policies, they can deter crime with their presence and advance community policing objectives,” according to the plan. “Their roles as teachers and counselors enable them to develop trusting relationships with students that can result in threats being detected and crises averted before they occur.”

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