Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-12-08 23:20:45 –
Nashville, TN (WKRN)-So far this year, Metro School Resource Officers have responded to more than 10 incidents within the Metro School.
Ricky Griffin, School Resource Officer at Hillsboro High School, said:
Griffin officers have seen it all for almost 30 years at school. Working as an SRO, he told News 2 that he would bring new challenges every day. The “regular” schedule is not something he is used to. He explained that he may go to work and leave at the same time, but it may be unpredictable what will happen during class hours.
“We had a fight at this school, not just at this school, but at all schools,” said Griffin. But that’s when those fights turn into dangerous situations and SROs are pulling their feet.
During the week Tulip Grove Elementary School, A 10 year old student brought a 9mm pistol to school. Principal Allison Johnson sent an email to his parents on Monday stating that the student had been taken away from another student after the staff found the gun.
Police officer Griffin explained that being a school resource officer is more than just being a police officer in the hallway. He said it was important to build relationships with the students. Especially because it relies on letting students know if something goes wrong.
“That is, I just rushed to my office and saw the kid. I think he opened the locker and I think there was a gun in the locker,” Griffin said. “I think the hints we got were from students.”
Incidents happening at Metro School range from a gun being brought to campus to a student being stabbed while at school.
“As a parent, it scares me, and it really makes me feel sick as we still keep our youth failing,” said Stacey Campbell.
Campbell has three children attending a metro school, and he says it’s a scary tendency to hear about the constant reports of firearms being found in school halls.
“Sometimes I’m worried that they may not be able to handle something they can’t handle. Whether I had to deal with it. We tell people to school. Have them come and they threatened my children, they threatened me and my husband, but they threatened their children, so when you reach the root of the problem, fix it You can, “says Campbell.
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