Charleston elementary school swatting incident leads to call for school resource officers

BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. (DC News Now) — A swatting incident at an elementary school in Charleston has led to a call for school resource officers as a way to protect students, teachers and staff members.

State Auditor J.B. McCuskey met with Berkeley County’s new sheriff, Rob Blair, about enlisting off-duty law enforcement and retired service veterans to step into the role.

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McCuskey said Martinsburg could be a pilot program for the entire state.

“We’ve been talking about getting school resource officers in every West Virginia school for two years now,” McCuskey said. “Our kids are our most precious resource and we can find people who are used to running towards guns to make sure they’re getting between a bad person and our kids.”

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