Many Delaware schools are partnering with state police and local law enforcement to provide resource officers to patrol the halls.
Some have assigned duties such as controlling outside traffic, maintaining discipline and identifying problems among other duties.
The officers are not school employees.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that other districts have hired retired police officers with the ability to carry a firearm.
The paper reports that Indian River School District has been in the forefront with retired officers patrolling the hall since 2013.
Meanwhile, the Colonial School District is now considering hiring former law enforcement officers.