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Lafayette school committee urges guard at meetings

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A security guard could soon be in attendance at all Lafayette Parish School Board meetings.

The Advertiser reports the board's executive committee recommended Tuesday that the board president have the authority to request security for all regularly scheduled board meetings rather than on an as-needed basis. The recommendation will go before the full board within the next few weeks.

Last month, the full board agreed to give its president the ability to decide when he or she wanted security at meetings. Lafayette School Board President Hunter Beasley convened the committee to discuss whether security should be present regularly.

Board and executive committee member Shelton Cobb said he felt it best for a security guard, likely a school resource officer, attend all regular meetings.

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