DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KCNC) – With the words to “put their money where their hearts are,” Douglas County commissioners took a step towards allocating $10 million toward additional school security.
The move comes less than a week since a student was killed and eight others injured at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch.
STEM did not have a school resource officer from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Instead, it had a private security guard.
CBS4’s Rick Sallinger learned that security camera video inside the school showed the guard firing in the direction of a responding deputy. A special prosecutor from El Paso County is now being appointed to investigate further.
The $10 million is to come from the county's general fund “savings account.” The revenue is from property taxes.