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Matthews, sheriffs association opposes SRO bill
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A bill that would legally require every public school in South Carolina to have a school resource officer (SRO) has sheriff’s offices across the state questioning how they might proceed with limited funding and personnel. That includes the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and Sheriff Jim Matthews. Although the bill -- currently in the S.C. House Committee on Education and Public Works -- is unlikely to pass because it is unfunded, Senate members are looking at ways to get SROs in more schools, according to S.C. Sheriff’s Association’s Executive Director Jeff Moore.