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8:55 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Armed Guards Placed in Indian River Schools

Indian River School District Building
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Armed security officers are now strolling the hallways in the Indian River School District.

The move follows the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last year.

Most of them are former Delaware State troopers and will be present every minute of the school day at the 14 facilities in the district.

But there are some that don’t feel comfortable with guns being carried in the schools.

Billy Windgate of Selbyville told WBOC that that he does not believe firearms belong on school grounds.

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9:55 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Money Set Aside for Security at Wicomico Schools

Wicomico Middle School
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Wicomico County has set aside money for the upcoming fiscal year to increase security at public schools.

There is $1.8 million for school security and technology upgrades that would go for more surveillance cameras, buzz-in systems and security training.

Andy Turner, Coordinator of Safe Schools for the district, told WBOC that officials will start shoring up vulnerabilities of the schools whose average age in 43 years old.

He said that the district would prefer to spend its money on enhancing student’s education but there is a need to ensure that children feel safe.

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11:56 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. Martin O'Malley Elaborates Safety Priorities

Governor Martin O'Malley
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has elaborated on his public safety priorities for this year's legislative session.


O'Malley said Friday he wants to make $25 million available for schools to invest in security like locks and cameras. O'Malley also wants to boost the number of Maryland State Police officers.

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11:53 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Proposal to Require Gun Carrying Security in VA Schools

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia legislative subcommittee is set to consider a proposal to arm public school employees.


Del. Bob Marshall's bill would require school boards to designate one person in every school who would be authorized to carry a concealed handgun on school property. The Prince William County Republican submitted the legislation after the mass school shooting in Connecticut.


A historically pro-gun House Militia, Police and Public Safety subcommittee is scheduled to consider the proposal late Thursday afternoon.

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