Parents, officials scramble for US school security upgrades

  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs a proclamation, to establish a committee to study school safety issues Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Little Rock, Ark. Hutchinson named school officials and people with law enforcement backgrounds to the panel in response to last month’s school shooting in Florida. (AP Photo/Kissel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Kentucky, parents have pooled money to pay an armed officer to begin patrolling schools. A mayor outside Cleveland, Ohio, is urging a security levy to pay for guards. And a town in New Jersey has begun assigning off-duty police to stand vigil inside all its school buildings.