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Updated Feb 23, 2018
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. (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”

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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.

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