Mobile school board gets proposal to use Tasers

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A proposal has been presented to the Mobile County School Board that would allow security officers in the system to begin carry Tasers in August.

The five-member board heard the proposal Thursday night and will decide at a meeting Monday whether to spend $25,000 to supply Tasers to about 25 officers who patrol school hallways during the day and provide security on campuses at night and on weekends.

Bill Duffie, head of security for the Mobile County Public School System, said the officers would undergo thorough training this summer with the Mobile Police Department on how and when to use the weapons.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    I am sure these are needed but I hope they are not trigger happy. My niece used to teach their and there were many elementary students that had probation officers that had to check on them. The school teachers are trying to teach in an environment that could be dangerous for them. It was a common occurrence for a student to pick up and throw a desk. It is a shame that it had to come to this. This is what happens when parents do not take charge of their children and raise them to have respect for authority.
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