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Be smart: Why school resource officers won't solve school safety

Police officers in front of Forest High School
Police Officers in front of Forest High School in Florida. Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Scot Peterson, the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been reflecting on what more he could've done to stop the shooting that killed 17 people, per the Washington Post, after choosing to call for backup instead of running into the building.

Be smart: Student resource officers are supposed to help keep schools safer; but, like in Peterson's case, sometimes they can only do so much.