Every school day, Simpsonville, S.C., police officer Justin Chandler patrols the halls of Plain Elementary School, the Huffington Post reports. But Chandler is not a school resource officer, a position typically filled by specially trained officers who are stationed at schools to bolster security. Unlike many armed guards in public schools, Chandler's position comes at no extra cost to local taxpayers. According to a segment of "Today" that aired Wednesday, the town pays Chandler his regular police salary, and he voluntarily works out of the school, instead of the local police station. "All I needed from...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eSchool News Today email newsletter

About the Author:

staff and wire services reports