JCPS has been without school resource officers since Louisville Metro pulled 17 officers from district schools because of budgetary concerns and after a split board did not approve contracts with other local law enforcement agencies for another 11 officers ahead of the 2019-20 school year.
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Beyond relationships, Sanders says SROs need to be uniformed and carry a gun.
Rep. Kevin Bratcher says his new bill deletes a loophole in Ky. law.
Michael K. Jones, 38, of Columbus, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property.
While the Jefferson County Board of Education is moving toward hiring an internal security team, policies have not yet been approved as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the closing months of the 2019-20 school year.
Researchers interviewed 73 SROs across two school districts: a mostly white, suburban district in the South and an urban district, with more black students, in the Midwest.
Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Max Wise, drew criticism locally as the Jefferson County Board of Education grappled with whether or not its internal team of school security should be armed.
As part of the plea agreement, prosecutors did not object to probation, meaning Judge Angela Bisig could release Campbell from jail when he is formally sentenced on March 3.
A Franklin County deputy paid it forward after gifting a Frankfort mother something she never expected
"The board made their decision, and I have to make adjustments based on that," the superintendent said Wednesday.