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Miami Tribe adds funding for school officer Published: April 10, 2013

MIAMI, OK -- With discussion throughout the nation about better security at schools, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma has come forward to help in its area.

The Miami News-Record reports that the tribe is funding $50,000 of a School Resource Officer's (SRO) salary to serve Miami schools.

This will be a full-time position for an officer who will help patrol nine public schools in the city daily.

The newspaper said emphasis will be placed on Will Rogers Middle School, "to allow for a visual deterrent against violence, and bullying, added security and to provide another trusted individual for the students to confide in or look to for security while on campus."

There already is one officer in Miami, who works mainly at the local high school.

Tribal officials said they are helping in memory of the 20 children and six adult teachers and staff in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Ohio.

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