Malheur County Sheriff warns students, teachers are at risk without a school resource officer

Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe chats during the Vale Chamber of Commerce banquet recently. Wolfe urges local school districts to place a school resource officer in each facility and believes teachers should be trained to carry concealed weapons. (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

VALE – Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe said schools that don’t have a resource officer on duty put students and teachers in unnecessary danger during an active shooter situation.

“I believe every school should have a cop in it. I will go a step further. I think our school districts and school boards and law enforcement are failing by not having them in schools,” said Wolfe.

He reacted to the latest school shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.

School resource officers are assigned to Ontario and Nyssa high schools . . .