Waterford uses emergency funding for school resource officer in wake of Waukesha shooting
WATERFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Village of Waterford took immediate action following a shooting at Waukesha South High School on Monday, Dec. 2.
The village authorized $45,000 of emergency funds for the resource officer after the board approved the president's plan. That money will fund the officer until April.
Waterford Village President Don Houston, said he was planning on funding that position through a referendum in April, but after seeing what happened Monday, he decided it couldn't wait any longer.
“Everybody thinks, it can’t happen here. It can’t happen here. And you hear that from everybody, on their thoughts. Where everybody thinks they won’t break into their home, or get into an accident on the way home. But the reality is, it can happen here. And we don’t want it to happen here," said Houston.
The emergency funding is just temporary. The village needs the April referendum to pass an order to continue funding the school resource officer.