Group to release statement on police presence in schools

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The group Citizens For United Public Schools is set to release a statement Tuesday in response to North Charleston's mayor stationing officers at elementary schools.{}

Mayor Keith Summey is pushing to have a police officer in every city elementary school. He announced the decision two weeks ago and started pushing for funding to make the officers' presence permanent.{}

Summey said after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting the idea started forming to do something to protect children in his city.

The group is expected to call for a community meeting to let the public voice concerns about the new police presence.{}