North Dakota explores troopers in some rural schools

March 1, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is considering a plan to put troopers in some rural schools in light of the recent attack in Florida.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler tells KFGO radio she is meeting Friday with the head of the North Dakota Highway Patrol to finalize a plan to improve security at smaller schools.

Baesler says schools would provide space for the troopers, who now often spend much of their time doing paperwork in their vehicles. Details haven’t been worked out.

Baesler says the presence of a patrol vehicle outside a school and a trooper interacting with students could prevent a threat or worse.

Baesler says school safety is a complex issue and “there are no easy answers.”

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