Local New York State Assemblyman Steve Hawley wants school resource officers in every school statewide after students were charged with making a threat on Albion Middle School.
Investigators say three students plotted an attack earlier this November that included firearms and electronic devices. All three students are under the age of 16, and charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.
Hawley wants more school resources officers, citing that the officer assigned to Albion Central School District helped stop the planned attack after a message was posted on the app Discord.
Under his proposed bill, Hawley is calling for all school resource officers to be properly trained veterans or retired law enforcement officers. The measure would provide $50,000 in state grants to each school district that hires school resource officers.