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Fla. Mom Pays for Deputy at Child's School

January 22, 2013  | 

A north Florida mom has paid for a sheriff's deputy to patrol her daughter's school for two months and likely the rest of the year, reports the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Laura Lauria has paid the Flagler County School District upfront for the cost of a deputy to staff Old Kings Elementary for about two months starting Jan. 14. The mother made a "verbal commitment" to pay for the deputy for the rest of the year after that, Superintendent Janet Valentine told the news outlet.

Old Kings has had a rotating deputy providing securrity. Deputies agree to take a special shift to visit the school on top of their regular duties. Staff and children do not see the same deputy every day.

Tags: Campus Safety, School Resource Officers, Flagler County (Fla.) Sheriff


Comments (3)

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RED @ 1/22/2013 8:08 PM

It's her money. However, I think either reserve or retired officers would be more cost effective if a citizen has to pony up the money.

Juan 10-13 @ 1/23/2013 4:45 AM

I'll be the first to volunteer to protect the children of today. I have grand-babies out there! Coffee and a snack is all I need....REALLY!

Jack @ 1/23/2013 4:18 PM

You can never go wrong with Police presence, the school should perhaps set up a fundraiser with the rest of the parents to help pay for the cost for the officers. Great idea! I'm not certain if it should be up to the mother to have to bear the cost of the officers, perhaps the Town should apply for a Grant for a School Resource Officer.

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