After 17 people died in a high school shooting in Florida, one Ohio mayor wants school leaders to consider using the ballot box to improve school safety.
WOIO-TV reports Streetsboro Mayor Glenn Broska in a Facebook post reacting to last week’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting says the Streetsboro schools should either “find” money to pay for armed security guards or put a small levy on the ballot.
The district is outside of Cleveland.
Broska says at least $500,000 a year is needed to pay for two armed guards at each of the district’s four schools. Broska wrote: “We have to defend our children and it starts with us.”
The Streetsboro school board says it will consider Broska’s idea and suggested he might consider a city levy to finance increased school security.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.