Will things begin to slow down at Wake County school board meetings?
School board chairman Ron Margiotta said Wake has been spending $1,000 per meeting for additional security because of the crowds and their behavior. The money has paid for eight off-duty uniformed law enforcement officers, working in two shifts of four, and additional private security officers.
In addition to the security that the school system has been paying for, the Raleigh Police have had extra officers standing by.
Before this year, the school system didn't have armed officers providing security at board meetings.