PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Pender County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to fund the addition of two student resource officers in three elementary schools in the county.
Commissioners approved giving the sheriff's department about $107,000 to hire, train and equip the resource officers.
Each officer will be responsible for three elementary schools, splitting their time between each.
Commissioners also committed to look at funding five more officers during the next budget year so every school will have its own officer throughout the day.
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