Richmond, VA - Dozens of schools in
Virginia will finally have their own school resource officers, Governor
McDonnell announced Monday.
McDonnell's office says grants to fund
the new positions were just approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board.
The new SROs will be hired in 24
localities, including Martinsville, Buena Vista, Pulaski County, Pittsylvania
County and Rockbridge County.
Governor McDonnell requested the funding for these
positions following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in