Early Tuesday afternoon members of the Rock County Safe
Schools Team gathered in the
But some of their methods are a bit controversial. The presence of armed police officers in school buildings is off putting to some, and they're questioning whether their presence is necessary. "recent events answer that question. Is it necessary to have that presence there? Yes it is." said O'leary
And while the presence of these "resource officers" may be deemed necessary, O'Leary and other members of the team say the goal is to avoid anyone thinking schools are unsafe without them. Safety Coordinator for the Beloit School District Dan Stauffacher told us "it's a fine line you walk, but the parents and kids need to know they're safe!"