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Lee County Superintendent gets security protection

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Lee County Superintendent gets security protection

By Matt Grant. CREATED Aug 9, 2012

FORT MYERS - Some Fox 4 viewers have a question about the man accompany Lee County Superintendent Dr. Joseph Burke at area schools on the first day of classes.

One viewer wrote to us asking why Burke had a security escort when he made the rounds on Wednesday.

We called the district. A spokesman confirms Burke was accompanied by the school's Security Director, who is a sworn law enforcement officer.

"As Director of Security part of his duties include being at public events with the superintendent if it's determined there is a need," said spokesman Joe Donzelli. "That determination is made on a case-by-case basis and any 'costs' are included in the salary."

The district did not know off hand how much you're paying for that protection.

Matt Grant
mgrant@fox4now.com