DENVER (AP) – A Colorado community is considering more than doubling the number of armed resource officers at its schools in the wake of two gunmen opening fire inside a high school, killing one student and injuring eight others.
Commissioners in Douglas County will meet next week on a proposal to spend $3 million more annually for 16 additional officers. That would bring the number of school resource officers in the district to 27.READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
STEM School Highlands Ranch, where the May 7 shooting occurred, had a private security guard, not a school resource officer. Two teenage suspects face charges including murder.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
The county wants to split the cost of the new officers with the school district. Commissioners previously voted to direct $10 million toward school safety and possibly mental health services.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
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