Delay in arming officers at Spokane schools

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 8:02 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- School officials in Spokane had hoped to arm resource officers by this month, but that goal has slipped to later this year.

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Other news outlets reported a new union contract between the district and the officers needs to be in place first, and then officers will need more training.

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Spokane Public Schools decided to arm 14 resource officers at middle and high schools after the December 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

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