Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong announced to the Carson City Board of Supervisors this morning that the Carson City School District has received a grant to expand the number of law enforcement officers stationed at Carson City Schools. Currently there are three – it’s going to five officers.
It’s been a horrendous experience for a number of school districts around the country to be subjected to gun violence. Psychologists have been very vocal about the mental stress it’s put on students, their families, teachers and administrators nationwide about these mindless, deadly attacks.
CarsonCityJournal.com contacted Sheriff Kenneth Furlong who described the program in some detail. First off, two new officers will be added to the other three. It will give schools greater law enforcement “presence” and thereby more confidence that there is greater attention paid to suspected troubled students – both perpetrators and victims – with emphasis in Carson City’s two middle schools.
Sheriff Furlong indicated it will take a few weeks – maybe a little more – to get everything in place, adding that law enforcement will be able to discover “troubled” young teens earlier and get them the help they need.
This story is evolving. Many updates to follow in the weeks and months ahead.