At first I was in favor of Federally funded SRO’s because I do feel that our local schools here in Oklahoma would be safer with a highly trained well paid officer. But now I see this should never be mandated by using Federal funds. For some reason which I don’t understand the naysayers are saying that people of color feel threatened by a police presence. I personally think that assumption is weird and racist. I still want SROs in schools, but it should be up to the board of the school districts to decide, each for their own. Just like books, buildings, and teacher pay the funding should come from State and local taxes.