City leaders pointing some of the blame for rise in crime in schools on state’s growth

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — City leaders are pointing some of the blame for the rise in crime in Tennessee schools on population growth.

State Senator Mark Pody said as the state grows it’s difficult to keep up with the rising demand for more police officers and teachers.

Pody said the state needs to slow down so they can get caught up.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a parent hit an elementary school principal in the face and the suspect was arrested on Friday.

The sheriff’s office is requesting for seven more school resource officers.


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