Luther School Board Considers Adding School Resource Officer

Monday, September 10th 2018, 9:11 am

The Luther School Board will discuss adding a school resource officer during a meeting Monday.

This comes after a stabbing at the high school on the first day of class, but officials say they wanted to add the officers even before the incident.

When News 9’s Ashley Holden spoke to the police chief a few weeks ago, he told said this is something he had been talking about since before he was even officially hired as chief. Now, the dialogue has officially started.

A few weeks ago, the town board met and went over a draft agreement of sorts. News 9 was at that meeting where the mayor and town attorney raised questions about the document.

Those included areas like chain of command, duties, and pay. Ultimately, they decided to discuss the agreement with the school board, but the police chief said even this is a step in the right direction.

“At least the dialogue is there where we have a foundation to where the school board and the town board can get together, and they can talk about what direction, how to proceed and move forward ultimately getting a school resource officer,” said Chief of Police David Randall.

 The school board meeting is set for Monday at 6:30 p.m.