RUCH, Ore. — As the strike continues, Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputies are out securing safety at schools outside the city limits. The areas are also being closely guarded by district security.
Sheriff’s deputies are on patrol outside the entrance of Ruch Elementary School and Griffin Creek Elementary. They say they’ve been out there, off and on, since the strike began.
The entrance is also being closely guarded by security. Those guards say they are working with the district. After more than a week on strike, several teachers at Ruch Elementary are crossing the picket lines back to their classrooms.
The sheriff’s deputy watching the school entrance this morning says he wasn’t called out by the school or the district, he’s just there for general safety.
“We’re going to be out here today, kind of on an as needed basis. If things pick up, we’ll stay longer, and if things stay nice and calm like they are now, I’ll be probably in the area, but not right here,” said Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Noah Strohmeyer.
Deputy Stohmeyer says the patrols are there to keep everyone safe, even passing traffic.