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Shelby Co sheriff seeks support in making schools safer

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Monday, Shelby County's sheriff will make his case for more school security at the county commission budget meeting. He's asking parents to come support him.

Sheriff Chris Curry will make a budget presentation before the Shelby County Commission Monday at 4 p.m.. He says he's placing an emphasis on making the county's public schools safer.

The Sheriff's Office posted a message on Facebook over the weekend saying, "Sheriff Curry would like to extend a special invitation to attend to all citizens that share in his goal to make Shelby County Schools  as safe an environment as possible.  This meeting with the Commission is open to the public, and the Sheriff and his staff would be appreciative of anyone who is able to attend to show their support."

School resource officers currently work zones that contain multiple zones. But Curry wants an officer at every school.

Curry has asked for the additional money before. But the commission has said no.

In February, five girls at Chelsea Middle School were held at gunpoint. A SRO and some staff members were credited with getting them out of the school safely.

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