Grundy County Schools are still without school resource officers. Newly elected Sheriff Heath Gunter faced a staffing shortage and used SROs to address the shortage caused by several resignations from the previous command.
Sheriff Gunter and Superintendent Clint Durley said they are working to get SROs back in schools. They said it is taking longer than expected because of a document.
Grundy County Schools are without resources officers and safety is a point of concern for parents across the district as several schools are dealing with the aftermath of mass shootings across the nation.
A memorandum of understanding that details the duties of SROs between the Grundy County school system and the Sheriff’s Department is being developed by legal teams.
Sheriff Gunter said he has replacements for his staff as soon as SROs are placed in schools.