- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane officials have dismissed a proposal that called for arming school resource officers.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://goo.gl/c45dM5 ) the City Council scrapped the idea earlier this month after voting to delay action on it in June.

District officials had started considering the option after conducting a safety audit following the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 children and teachers dead.

Former Spokane police Chief Frank Straub had worked out an agreement with the district to provide resource officers with training from the police department. The district would have paid for the training.

City Council President Ben Stuckart said he was concerned that the resource officers would only undergo 24 hours of training before being allowed to carry a firearm in schools.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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