Edwards repeats call for officers in every school, but still sizing up the need, expense

With a new school year beginning, Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday reiterated his call to place a trained officer in every Louisiana school, but added he’s still waiting for all schools to report back to him how many they might need.

“To make that a reality, I have to have the information,” Edwards said, speaking in the library at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge.

Edwards gathered at this historic high school just north of LSU with members of a Blue Ribbon Commission on School Safety that he formed in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead…


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