Butler County’s school security debate draws interest of British film crew

A meeting with Madison school district officials for residents for and against their plan to arm school staffers drew the attendance of a British TV film crew.

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The Madison school board held the meeting as a public debate forum to gauge community opinions on their plan.

The meeting is the latest, increasingly public skirmish over a new idea locally of arming school staffers as school systems in Butler County scramble to upgrade building security in the wake of the last school year’s shooting massacres in Florida and Texas high schools.

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A British film crew was at Madison’s meeting Friday night. The United Kingdom’s Sundog Pictures has conducted interviews with Jones and others locally for a documentary to be broadcast on Great Britain’s Channel 4 TV.

The film company describes its project as “a documentary on school security following teachers’ training … to respond to potential school shootings.”

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