Here is the fifth question we will include in our voter guide for the following election, Chairman, Prince William County School Board, At Large. This election is scheduled for November 6, 2018 (see 2018 ELECTIONS).
Do you support or oppose the school board hiring retired police officers as armed guard in schools?
This question is closely related to the sixth question (see WHY THOSE QUESTIONS ON THE PWMFA VOTER GUIDE? — PART 2). As the articles below explain, Prince William County Schools is currently pilot testing a program to hire retired law enforcement officers to provide additional school security.
- Prince William Co. Public Schools begins pilot program arming retired officers in elementary schools (fox5dc.com)
- Prince William Co. finalizes plan to put retired police officers in schools (wtop.com)
- Armed Guards Hired for Prince William County Elementary Schools (nbcwashington.com)
Here are the previous posts in this series: