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What would you do if you found 650 dollars just lying in the street? It's a lot of money.. with a lot of possibilities, especially this close to Christmas. This happened to a man in Stumpage last week.More >>
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Thailand's prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.More >>
Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Monday she is dissolving the lower house of Parliament and called for early elections. But the moves did nothing to...More >>
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The Montgomery Zoo confirmed that one of its Tigers escaped into another animal's pen Sunday. Standard procedure for an animal getting out of its designated area calls for the zoo to go into lockdown.More >>
The Montgomery Zoo confirmed that one of its Tigers escaped into another animal's pen Sunday.More >>
Scores of heads of state and other foreign dignitaries are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are...More >>
Thousands of South African police officers will be on hand at a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela in a Soweto soccer stadium, and authorities will block access to the site if crowds become too large, officials said Monday.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Arizona schools have taken a major hit the past few years, with across-the-board budget cuts.
And that's led to a drastic reduction in the number of school resource officers on campus.
Tim Ham is superintendent of the Madison School District in Phoenix.
"We lost all our resource officers," said Ham.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne spent eight years as state school superintendent, from 2003 to 2011.
He said the cutbacks all came down to money.
"When I was school superintendent I fought against the legislature cutting back on the program we had of school resource officers," Horne said.
However, a closer look at the numbers show that a 46 percent cut to Arizona's school safety program took place while Horne headed up the Department of Education.
Since 2003, the number of officers at Arizona schools has plummeted from 307 down to 104.
Since 2009, funding for Arizona's School Safety Program has been cut by nearly $8 million.
Horne is now suggesting that a school principal or one other staff member be trained in the use of firearms and emergency response, then permitted to bring a gun on campus.