Governor Joe Manchin, (D) W.Va., was in the area Tuesday.
He made a trip to Tyler County Consolidated Middle/High School Tuesday morning.
There he met with students, teachers and the school's new prevention resource officer.
Manchin says he wanted to check on the progress of having these types of officers in schools.
"I think the teachers feel much better. The students feel much better. They know there's a presents of enforcement involved, and I just think overall it's been widely accepted and widely appreciated," Manchin said.
The reason for this job is to have an officer on campus every day to help keep students and faculty safe.
Parkersburg, South Parkersburg and Williamstown High Schools also have a prevention resource officer.