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PHOENIX -- Some students in the north Valley arrived at school Wednesday to a little more security.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's volunteer posse members were patrolling the school grounds around Anthem School in the Deer Valley Unified School District.

"They're going to be very present in our schools in Anthem," said Bill Gahn, director of operations for the school district. "We've worked very closely with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department and they just said they're going to be there to help out."

The volunteers will not be on campus. Rather, they'll be in marked vehicles driving around schools, ready to respond if necessary.

"Through these anxious times that we have right now in our country we are doing everything we can to makes sure we try to lower the anxiety of our parents and our staff and I certainly feel that the posse and the Sheriff's Department can help us do that," Gahn said.

Arpaio will hold a news conference at Anthem School, which serves pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, Wednesday afternoon, to lay out more details of the school posse program.

Below is a list of all of the schools.

Schools in Maricopa County

District 1:

Taft Elementary
Stevenson Elementary
Frank Elementary
Leading Edge Academy K-6

District 2:

Litchfield Elementary
Country Gardens Charter
Scott Libby Elementary
St. Peter's Episcopal Montessori
Barbara Robey Elementary
Crown Charter
Dreaming Summit Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Heritage Elementary - West
Thomas Heck Middle
Luke Elementary
Wigwam Creek Middle
Rainbow Valley Elementary & Middle
Liberty Elmentary
Palo Verde Elementary
Arlington Elementary
Ruth Fisher Elementary
Tonopah Valley High
Kaiser (Poloma Ranch) Elementary
Sentinel Elementary
Gila Bend Elementary
Gila Bend High
Mobile Elementary

District 3:

Aguila Elementary
Mountain View Elementary
Nataburg Elementary
Moristown Elementary
Paradise Honors High

District 4:

Anthem Kindercare
Creative Castle Preschool and Kindergarten
North Valley Christian Academy
Gavilan Peak Elementary
Anthem School
Caurus Academy
The Caepe School
Diamond Canyon Elementary
Dynamite Montessori
Westwind At Anthem
Desert Mountain
Boulder Creek High

District 6:

Desert Mountain Elementary
Jack Barnes Elementary
Frances-Brandon Pickett Elementary
Queen Creek Elementary
Newell Barney Junior High
Queen Creek High
Queen Creek Middle
Cortina Elementary
Crismon Campus
Power Campus

District 7:

Fountain Hills High
Fountain Hills Middle
Four Peaks Elementary
McDowell Mountain Elementary
Fountain Hills Charter

Aaron Granillo, News Editor

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