EBR School Board Votes To Hire More Armed School Resource Officers

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The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is proceeding with a plan to hire more armed school resource officers in the upcoming school year.

Security Director Robert McGarner initially proposed hiring a couple of dozen unarmed school safety officers who wouldn't make arrests and wouldn't need a law enforcement background.

The board voted down that plan on Tuesday and instead approved a job description to hired more armed officers.

McGarner expressed his disagreement prior to the vote.

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