TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Students in the Twin Falls School District will be protected by private security guards next year. On Wednesday evening, the Twin Falls School Board approved expanding the use of armed security within their school buildings.
The district still has to sign a contract with whomever is going to provide the security, but the plan to do so is moving forward following Wednesday’s board meeting.
Currently, Twin Falls elementary schools share school resource officers (SROs) with high schools and middle schools, their focus primarily being the latter. Elementary schools get checks from SROs from time to time and visit the campuses upon administration request.
This proposal will put armed security guards in each of the nine elementary schools in the district…