VIDEO: Orange County School Resource Officers Will Receive New Helmets, Body Armor

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Orange County grants sheriff's office $168K for heavy-duty body armor

ABOVE VIDEOOrange County school resource officers are going to be getting new helmets and body armor this year that could help them save lives in an active shooter situation. (FOX 35 Video)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WOFL FOX 35) – Orange County school resource officers are going to be getting new helmets and body armor this year that could help them save lives in an active shooter situation.

Orange County handed the sheriff’s office $168,000 for the heavy-duty body armor. Deputies say will help their school resource officers save lives.

“If our deputies have the right equipment they’re going to be able to go and be able to protect the kids better,” said Nancy Brown, who works for the Sheriff’s Office.

The helmet is made of Kevlar; the armor plates are solid steel. Brown said the gear will give them more confidence when dealing with an active shooter or a terror attack.

“We don’t want to have a school shooting here, nobody does. In the event that it happens we want to be prepared,” she said.

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