Securing crime scene at Stoneman Douglas could cost $1.3M a year for years

Former student accused of killing 17 at Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. (CNN Newsource)

$1.3 million.

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.

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