Since the tragedy at the high school in Parkland, Florida, Madison County Schools have made efforts to make their schools safer.
Superintendent Ronnie McGehee said for years they have had a school resource officer at Ridgeland High School, Old Towne Middle School, Madison Central High School and Velma Jackson High School, but they have decided to widen their coverage so they are placing Madison County Sheirff’s Officers at all middle and high schools.
He said the providers in Ridgeland, Madison, Flora and the Sheriff’s Office will come to the elementary schools, ride around, and get out and talk to them, so they’ll see a police presence, but it won’t be all day. It will be at various times during the day at all locations.
“We always strive to create a safe and secure educational environment and our commitment to do that because we feel like that will increase educational excellence,” said McGehee.
McGehee believes that this new plan will work.