Mom pays for armed guard at child’s school

And now, a privately funded deputy guarding elementary school kids, the Washington Post reports. The mother of a young girl in Florida is paying $32 an hour for an armed deputy to guard her daughter’s school, Old Kings Elementary, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Resident Laura Lauria already paid the Flagler County School District for two months and agreed to pay the bill for the rest of the academic year. The News-Journal quoted Superintendent Janet Valentine as saying, “I don’t know how you say no to such a wonderful gesture.” District officials have talked about hiring deputies to guard elementary schools ever since 20 children and six staff members were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last month…

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