Hundreds of school resource officers in South Carolina are will be patrolling school classrooms and hallways with military and law enforcement gear and equipment, according to a news report.
More than 800 schools in the state have at least one School Resource officer, usually employed by the local law enforcement department, says the report.
The military and law enforcement gear equipment was donated by US Patriot Tactical, who specializes in that type of equipment. They specifically donated active shooter vests to help officers in the case of such events, which could potentially save officer's lives.
Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff's department says the active shooter vests will "stop anything. It's the same thing our military wears. It will stop a rifle round if they need to engage in that fight if necessary to take down that shooter and save the school."