Note: This story was updated at 7:33 p.m.
An Anderson County official has proposed a new fee that would be used to help provide more school security.
The new fee—a school security fee—would be added to the court costs paid by a defendant charged with a crime in Anderson County.
In a Wednesday morning press release, Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Tyler Mayes said he’s already told Anderson County Commission Chairman Chuck Fritts and Law Director Jay Yeager that he intends to lobby local and state officials to add the new court cost fee. It would have to be approved by the Tennessee General Assembly in Nashville.