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All Union County schools to be patrolled by SROs

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has announced plans to hire four new school resource officers, making it possible to have an officer at every school.

In addition to the new officers, the sheriff’s office said there is already live-streaming video feed from every school directed to the E-911 center, as well as active shooter training and drills, security assessments, and keyless entry for all first responders.

Union County Sheriff Billy Breeding recently asked the County Commission for $140,000 so that he could hire four full-time SROs through a partnership with the school system where they’ll reimburse the Sheriff’s office for two officers.

It means every county school will have an SRO. Previously, UCSO had four SROs, two at the high school, one at the middle school, and one who rotated between five elementary schools.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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