MANNFORD, Okla. - Off-duty police officers will now patrol Mannford Public Schools.
Superintendent Steve Waldvogel tells 2NEWS that the district's leadership team decided to add the extra security in light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"It was easy for our staff and parents to say this could happen, potentially, anywhere to any school district," he said.
District leaders reviewed safety and security measures and decided that the change was needed.
The officers will be paid by the district.
"We just felt it was something we could do here, right now," Waldvogel said.
The district will continue to look at added security measures.
The officers began working, on Thursday.
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