Private security guards are being hired for all Fort Mill Schools for this fall semester.
The school board approved contracts with the Fort Mill and Tega Cay police last month to provide private security officers for the Elementary Schools which didn’t already have a Middle School attached to them, including; Doby’s Bridge, Riverview, Orchard Park and Tega Cay.
The school board decided that they wanted to provide security throughout the entire district, not just at middle and high schools.
Numerous elementary school principals spoke to the school board before the vote, urging approval of the plan. Some said they and school staff are often the first-responders in potentially dangerous situations and that having an armed officer on campus would greatly increase security. They said officers also form relationships with students and help resolve conflicts with angry adult visitors.
What do you think about hiring private security guards for our Elementary Schools?