School district, sheriff’s office partner to protect students

School district, sheriff’s office partner to protect students
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A local school district and sheriff’s office are joining forces to protect elementary students.

Izard County Consolidated School District stated in a news release Tuesday that a deputy from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office will start patrolling the hallways of Izard County Elementary in Violet Hill.

Superintendent Fred Walker arranged a purchase service agreement with Sheriff Jack Yancey and Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley to provide the service.

“This gives the Izard County Consolidated School District a police officer stationed at both the Violet Hill and Brockwell campuses every day to help provide a safe and secure environment for all the district’s students and staff,” Walker stated.

A full-time school resource officer is currently stationed at the middle/high school campus, according to the release.

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