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Texas School Hires Armed Guards

Private security officers are now on patrol at elementary schools.

Armed guards are now on patrol at all school campuses in Sinton, Texas. 

It's part of the district's plan to improve security and keep students safe.

Despite controversy over the concept Sinton ISD Superintendent Steve VanMatre says he has received nothing but good feedback from the parents.

"There's nothing that we do that is more important than keeping the kids safe. It's even more important than teaching and learning," said VanMatre.

VanMatre says the school board was able to slightly expand their budget to help hire three security guards from a local security company, one for each of the campuses.

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