Commissioners vote to spend $10 million on security at Douglas County schools

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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.