LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Officials in Leon County say they have 25 student resource officers spread throughout the majority of the public elementary, middle and high schools throughout the district.
18 other elementary and charter schools are being staffed by off-duty law enforcement from various agencies.
Over the summer, officers have been trained on behavioral health, crisis intervention training, and many other training courses to prepare them for anything that may happen this school year.
"It's important that everybody shares in the responsibility of keeping that community safe. That's from the students, to the parents, to the faculty, to law enforcement," said Captain Barry Blackburn of Leon County Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division. "So what we encourage is that anybody that sends us something that is suspicious or sees something suspicious that they say something."
According to LCSO, the state of Florida is planning to launch a new app soon for anyone to report suspicious incidents on school campuses.