A more than one million dollar grant will pave the way for the hiring of more school resource officers across the state.
Schools in 24 localities could soon have a resource officer.
The grant allows for a resource officer where none are presently assigned. It was approved by the Criminal Justices Services Board.
(Metro) Virginia Representative Jim Moran voted against the government surveillance Protect America Act twice, but he says that's not because he doesn't think it's wrong to gather information.
Moran said yesterday he's more concerned about the precedent surveillance can set for abuse against individuals because there's not much oversight for the process.
He says that it does have great value for finding patterns for crimes against the country but also thinks it has too much potential to be used wrongly for political gain.