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Clarksville Community School system hires first school resource officer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The state of Indiana is helping to make schools in Clarksville a bit safer.  The Clarksville Community School system has received a $50,000 grant to hire its first school resource officer.

The officer, who has already been hired, will help provide security for the system's four schools.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the resource officers can build relationships with students that will have an impact both inside and outside the school building: "If there's issues with abuse of children that can be addressed outside the school, if there's issues about drugs outside the school, even with some of the things that are associated with the students that go out into the community and cause problems outside of school."

The grant funds the resource officer for one year.  Schools may re-apply next year, but Zoeller is hoping the state will eventually make the funding permanent.

One hundred sixteen schools across the state will receive the grants.

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