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Schools around the nation can't find enough resource officers

Added 09-17-22 03:11:01am EST - “One school district in South Carolina had to hire private security to fill SRO roles, but private security doesn't have the same training to deal with social-emotional issues in students.” - Foxnews.com

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IRMO, S.C. – Many jobs sectors are struggling to hire people right now, and school resource officers, or SROs, are no different. 

Schools around the nation are struggling to find people to protect students. There weren’t enough deputies to cover four schools in Lexington-Richland School District 5 in South Carolina, so the district is using a private security company to make up for it. 

"We recognize they do not have the full training of an SRO, but I’d rather have armed security there than no one there," said Dr. Akil Ross, the district’s superintendent.

An SRO watches students at lunchtime at a Lexington-Richland District 5 school in South Carolina. (Austin Westfall / Fox News)

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