Snohomish Co. deputy unit to patrol schoolsMarch 16, 2013 @ 11:28 am
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - The Snohomish County Sheriff's office has created a special unit of deputies to patrol schools in an effort to increase security.
The School Services Unit was launched Friday during an assembly at Woodside Elementary School near Mill Creek.
The unit will have five armed deputes patrolling more than 100 public and private schools in unincorporated parts of the county and be paid for by the Snohomish County sheriff's office.
The principal at Woodside said school workers will explain to the kids why deputies are in the school.
Sheriff John Lovick says not all schools will have an armed deputy all day, but he hopes the unit sends a strong message that the schools are well protected.
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