Securing crime scene at Stoneman Douglas could cost $1.3M a year for years
PARKLAND, Fla. (CBS12) —
That's the expected cost of securing the crime scene at Stoneman Douglas High School every year after 17 students were shot and killed.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the building -- which is now a massive piece of evidence -- must be preserved while self-professed shooter Nikolas Cruz case goes to trial.
Three deputies earning overtime will work 12 hour shifts guarding the school.
The average deputy earns almost $70,000 a year, or $33.40 an hour, according to the Sun Sentinel. That jumps to $50.10 an hour when it's for overtime.
At that rate, the three deputies cost about $25,250 a week.