Police officers fill in as substitute teachers in this one U.S. town as COVID creates educator shortage

MOORE, OK – Police officers in Moore, Oklahoma are going from sitting behind the wheel of their police cruisers to sitting behind the desk in front of classrooms. The officers, all off-duty are filling in at the school district to help the schools deal with a teacher and staffing shortage due to COVID-91 absences.

“Moore PD is a proud community partner of Moore Public Schools. This week, several on-duty officers are serving in the classroom as schools continue to face teacher and staff shortages. Today, officers Stromski and Lewis covered 6th grade classes at Apple Creek Elementary,” the Department said. “Additional officers are serving Houchin and Broadmoore. We are thankful to be able to assist our community during these difficult times.”

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