Do school resource officers help or hurt students?

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This week alone, there’s been over ten separate school shooting threats in Southern California, including Lompoc and Santa Maria. To deter crime and respond quickly if an active shooter comes onto a school campus, many high schools nationwide hire something called a School Resource Officer. But not everyone wants to see a cop on their kid’s campus. We spoke with two San Marcos High School parents with different views, plus a student at the school.

Nancy Sheldon, parent at San Marcos High School
Candice Perez, parent at San Marcos High School
Emily Vesper, sophomore at San Marcos High School