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Ault-based Highland Re-9 School District conducting interviews for armed security guard

Tyler Silvy
tsilvy@greeleytribune.com

The Highland Re-9 School District in Ault held multiple interviews Friday for a part-time, armed security officer.

The district previously had part-time services of a group of law enforcement-affiliated people known as the Rocky Mountain Guardian Angels. But since the group disbanded a year ago, Superintendent Rob Ring Jr. said the district was looking for other help.

Part of the problem is cost, which is why the new security officer, once hired, will work about 20 hours per week (pay is $20 per hour).

"In a perfect world, yes, we would have a full time (security officer)," Ring said.

The Ault Police Department does not have enough officers to provide a school resource officer, but Ault Police Chief Rich Strang did sit in on security officer interviews Friday, Ring said. He added that Highland has a good relationship with the police department.

The hire will bring Highland Re-9 in line with most districts, or at least high schools, in the area, who have some sort of armed security presence.

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Frontier Academy, a charter school in west Greeley, also depended on the Guardian Angels, but has since hired a full-time, armed security officer.

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