CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WFMY)-- — Confederate statues whether you're for them or want them to come down, the cost of protecting them impacts everyone.

Right here in North Carolina, The University of North Carolina continues to protect the statue of a Soldier on campus, nicknamed "Silent Sam."

UNC Police determined that the University has spent $390,000 from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.

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These costs were part of the UNC Police operating budget and included personnel costs, such as overtime, as well as operating expenses and assistance from outside law enforcement agencies.

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