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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University and state Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran are set to host a forum on school safety.

The April 23 event in Richmond will focus on how officials can assess and investigate potential threats at schools. Moran will also moderate a panel about the roles of school resource officers.

Robyn McDougle, the interim director of the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, said school safety is an important and timely topic.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.(AP) - Maryland's legislative session has ended, after lawmakers put finishing touches on high-profile measures.

Democrats who control the General Assembly and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said early Tuesday after the midnight adjournment that there was plenty of bipartisan work in Annapolis this year.

Lawmakers from both parties worked on a school-safety bill that passed Monday. Bipartisanship was also evident in a package of crime legislation that passed on the last day of the 90-day legislative session.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers will be working to finalize measures aimed at fighting crime and improving school safety on the last day of the legislative session.

The 90-day session is scheduled to end Monday at midnight.

The school safety measure includes statewide initiatives relating to training school resource officers, safety drills and identifying mental health concerns that could threaten safety.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Senate has expanded a measure to improve school safety by requiring a school resource officer or otherwise adequate law enforcement coverage at all public schools by the start of next school year.

The Senate voted 23-22 Thursday for changing a measure aimed at creating consistent standards for school safety statewide.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is making a renewed push for school safety as the General Assembly enters its last two weeks of session.

The Republican governor on Monday highlighted his proposal for $125 million for capital improvements. He also has called for another $50 million annually to pay for school resource officers and technology.

A panel of budget negotiators met Tuesday to talk about $41.6 million for school safety initiatives now in the budget bill.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates has approved the state's $44.5 billion budget after some debate over how the state will pay to improve school safety.

The House voted 125-12 in favor of the budget Thursday. The debate came two days after a school shooting in St. Mary's County.

A panel of negotiators will now work out differences in bills passed by the House and Senate.

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Worcester County will be hold a conference on school safety tomorrow in the wake of the Florida shooting that left 17 dead.

It’s called the Maryland Safe Schools Initiative 2018 conference and will be held at Worcester Technical High School.

The conference comes as a joint effort of the Maryland Center for School Safety, Safe and Sound Schools and Worcester County Public Schools.

The morning session will deal with first-hand accounts of such shootings and how to recover from them while the afternoon will focus on how to respond to such crises.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to commit an additional $125 million to make schools safer from violence like shootings.

Hogan said Wednesday the money would be used to accelerate and enhance improvements such as secure doors and windows, metal detectors, security cameras and panic buttons.

The Republican governor also says he will commit an additional $50 million a year in new school safety grants to supplement and improve state and local school safety efforts.

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A Delaware state panel is calling for renewed efforts to deal with violence in the state’s schools.

The recommendations by the Special Committee on School Safety were put together after the deaths of two students at Howard High School of Technology.

The involved 16 year-old Amy Joyner-Francis who died in April from an assault and 15 year-old Brandon Wingo who was shot and killed just blocks from the high school.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A conference on school safety will be taking place in Maryland's capital.

More than 250 educators and school safety personnel from across the state will gather Monday and Tuesday in Annapolis for a two-day conference. They'll be hearing from experts and those touched by the tragedy of school violence.

The Maryland Center for School Safety is sponsoring the conference. It will include presentations from a mother who lost her child in the Sandy Hook School shooting and a police expert who will review that shooting and the lessons learned from it.