(KCEN) -- One Florida woman is going to great lengths to make sure her child is protected at school.
In fact, she's paying a great deal to have a deputy to guard her daughter's elementary school.
Laura Lauria approached the school board after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Elementary schools in Flagler used to have school resource officers, but when the money got tight they were eliminated in 2005.
Lauria decided to foot the $22,000 bill it would take to put a deputy on school grounds.
Flagler County Sheriff Jim Manfre said, "All we're doing is providing security for that one school .... I think it is commendable. I think what she's doing is something that's important, and it fills a gap."
The sheriff says the donation has inspired the sheriff's office and the school system to find money to get deputies in all five elementary schools.