The Wake county school board proposed a plan to put unarmed guards in every school at a cost of over $800k per year. Right now this plan has been put on the shelf. The Highway Patrol has offered to monitor all schools in the state. Every time I go anywhere there is a officer of some fashion sitting on the side of the road doing paperwork or sitting in a shopping center running tags. How about putting a table near the entrance of all schools so officers can do their paper work in the school. Considering the city of Raleigh has over 500 officers there should be an officer in every school most of the time. We also have the sheriffs department and a host of other agencies. If officers want to run tags they can sit near the school and run tags. Chances are they will pick up just as many people as sitting in a shopping center. Many youth have a lack of respect for police officers because their only contact with police is the school resource officer. Many kids only have negative experiences with the school resource officer. We wouldn't have this massive lack of respect for law enforcement if kids have positive experiences with police. Many of the officers would enjoy just having fun with the kids.