NEW MADRID -- The New Madrid County R-1 School District is implementing additional security measures with the hiring of two additional school resource officers.
In a special meeting Thursday, board members approved the employment of Joey Higgerson and Marcus Sutton. They will join Anthony Young, who currently has served as the district's sole school resource officer.
"No doubt the recent tragedy in Connecticut has prompted school districts all across the United States to review their safety procedures. After reviewing ours, this was a recommendation from the administration to the Board," said R-1 Superintendent Bill Nance.
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