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School board approves of hiring eight armed officers

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 (WMC-TV) - A Mississippi school board is adding more officers to keep students safe.

The Oxford School Board has approved the hiring of eight armed police officers.

The school system is expected to pay for five of the eight officers. The city will cover the cost of the other three.

The next step is for the city's aldermen to approve the measure.

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