Cleveland State professor says armed guards at every school would cost $9 billion

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland State University professor has found that it would cost $9 billion to put an armed guard in every school building in America. 

What's more, having enough officers to fully protect schools would cost $23 billion.

Dr. Ned Hill, Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, began researching the cost of arming schools as well as the number of guns in the United States after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Hill said the cost of arming schools is half of what the federal government spends on K-12 education.

"I think what we have to do is change the question," he said. "The question is not how much should it cost to defend kids from armed invasion. The question should be who should pay the cost for the accessibility of semi-automatic weapons and high capacity ammunition clips."

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