BIC administrators look to arm school staff

BIC administrators look to arm school staff
(Source: KAIT)
Gaylon Taylor, BIC Superintendent (Source: KAIT)
Gaylon Taylor, BIC Superintendent (Source: KAIT)

Buffalo Island Centrals administration team is wasting no time to better secure their schools.

Immediately following the Florida high school shooting in February, Gaylon Taylor, BIC superintendent, began looking at ways to ramp up security.

We have not ever had resource officers on campus, Taylor said. The thing we are looking at for the upcoming year would be having our local police officers, both Monette and Leachville, come in on their off days so we would have full time resource officers or an officer on campus at all times.

Taylor is also working with the Mississippi County Sheriffs Department to further maximize school security.

He is looking into deputizing administrators on both campuses.

It's insane when we get to this point, but at the same time, our kids are our most precious commodity and we cannot jeopardize their safety in any means, Taylor said.

Taylor is willing to tackle the extensive training it takes to get school staff armed inside the facilities.
He hopes new security measures are in place for the start of the next school year. 

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