Asked of teachers and students at Hellgate High School
The school resource officer has been at Hellgate one year this week. What are your impressions of the SRO program so far?
"I definitely feel a lot safer knowing theres someone walking around the school with a gun
all the time."
Flagship Program Coordinator
"It would be good in a perfect world if we didnt need any police officers in school, but if it makes the students and staff feel more safe, its good to have a police officer here. "
"I dont really like it because when it became a full-time position, (the program) changed. Kids are getting tickets for everything now."
"I understand the need to keep the school safe, but I think having cops on the corners trying to give us tickets all the time is a violation of our rights."
"I think its OK … I dont really worry about it because I dont really do things to get in trouble at school."
"The program hasnt really affected me. It might create more awareness, but I dont think it can control everybody."