Knox Co. Sheriff to ask for 20 additional officers for schools

12:06 AM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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As the school security discussion continues in Knox County, Sheriff J.J. Jones tells 10News he wants more officers in schools.

10News has learned the sheriff plans to ask for 20 additional officers in the next budget cycle, for the 2013-2014 school year.

That would allow sheriff's office to assign a deputy to each Knox County elementary school outside city limits. It already has deputies assigned to all middle and high schools in its jurisdiction.

The sheriff's proposal is part of a larger discussion among county and city leaders. The school district announced Wednesday it's holding a school safety community meeting in early March.

In a special report on Monday, February 4, 10News will explain to you the security plans already in place, and what it will take to enhance them.

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