Parents and even some administrators seem to have mixed feelings about the Sarasota County School district managing what amounts to its own police staff in order to have school resources on staff.

At a Tuesday meeting, it was revealed that if the district did not hire its own security staff, the cost to the district would be upwards of $3M. Keeping it in-house would nearly halve that amount.

Some parents who talked to ABC-7 said the idea of a school-run police force is “concerning” and “not in the best interest.” Sarasota County School Board chair Bridget Ziegler echoed the same sentiments, saying more number-crunching needs to be done.