Fallbrook High School to get on-campus deputy after gun threats

Posted at 11:25 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 13:59:17-04

After two gun threats on campus, parents demanding a sheriff’s deputy on-campus at Fallbrook High School are getting their wish.

An armed San Diego County Sheriff's deputy will begin patrolling the campus in about 10 days, according to Fallbrook High School District Superintendent Hugo Pedroza. 

“It is something our parents think is important," Pedroza said at Monday night school board meeting. "And we, therefore, are aggressively pursuing that."

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Last year, there was a deputy on campus called a school resource officer. But it was under a pilot program, Pedroza said.

Now, the school deputy will cost the district anywhere from $150,000 to $250,000 per year. Pedroza said the high school’s annual budget is about $32 million, with about 90 percent of it is used for payroll. 

The district also moved up active-shooter training for staff to this week. It will be a two-hour training teaching staff when and how to run, hide and fight in case of an active school shooter.

Last Wednesday, students were locked down for more than three hours after reports someone brought a gun on campus.

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Deputies searched the campus but did not find the gun. Deputies did find a loaded gun at school in February and arrested three students.