Sheriff Wants Veterans, Retired Police for School Security

SARASOTA COUNTY — In the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a South Florida high school, Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is calling for a new safety program for the county’s schools — one that incorporates retired law enforcement officers and military veterans.

Meanwhile, Manatee County School Superintendent Diana Greene said teachers and school administrators have been given information about how to talk to students about school violence. Guidance counselors have been available to talk to students with anxiety.

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