Orange County Proposes Deputies At Schools

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Police stand guard at the entrance to the Sandy Hook School on Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

South Florida Crime

ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Schools in Orlando are taking action in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Orange County Commissioners have approved paying for armed deputies to be at elementary schools.

Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to pay for the deputies to be at the 60 elementary schools in unincorporated Orange County in Orlando.

Orange County middle and high schools already have school resource officers on campus.

The cost of assigning deputies to the elementary schools is between $2 million and $3 million for the remainder of the school year.

The massacre at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school last week left 20 students and six adults dead.

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