Local and state law enforcement discuss Gov. Lee’s $30 million proposal for school safety

By Updated: March 11, 2019 7:08 AM CT | Published: March 08, 2019 3:15 PM CT
<strong>Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Stephens, the resource officer at Kate Bond Middle School, walks the halls between classes encouraging kids to move along on March 1, 2019. Kate Bond is one of 28 Shelby County schools where resource officers were hired by the Sheriff’s Office this year. Gov. Bill Lee wants to invest $30 million in a school safety grant to further increase the number of resource officers.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Stephens, the resource officer at Kate Bond Middle School, walks the halls between classes encouraging kids to move along on March 1, 2019. Kate Bond is one of 28 Shelby County schools where resource officers were hired by the Sheriff’s Office this year. Gov. Bill Lee wants to invest $30 million in a school safety grant to further increase the number of resource officers. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Local law enforcement applauds Gov. Bill Lee’s plan to shore up school safety with $30 million in grant funding.

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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