Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is proposing a $7.5 million program to help schools hire trained and armed law enforcement officers to work on campus.
Reeves said Friday that the plan is a direct response to last month’s slayings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and he’ll ask lawmakers to approve it this session. Individual schools could apply for $10,000 from the state, and the schools would have to spend at least that much themselves.