BRIDGEPORT — The police lieutenant who oversees the handful of officers assigned the city’s public schools this week called for that program to get a boost in manpower.
“At the end of the day I think we do need more SROs (school resource officers) in Bridgeport,” Lt. Paul Grech told members of the City Council’s education committee during a teleconference Wednesday. “If a school calls 9-1-1, it should be an SRO responding.”
Following the May 24 mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Bridgeport Superintendent Michael Testani emailed council members and local state legislators requesting their support to provide the district with more armed officers. He did not cite a specific number or a dollar amount.