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Central steps up school security

8 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, February 02 2013 Feb 2, 2013 February 02, 2013 9:54 AM February 02, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

CENTRAL, La. - A series of security enhancements is under way in the Central school district, an outgrowth of concern raised after the December shootings in Newtown, Conn.

The Advocate reports Superintendent Michael Faulk ordered the town's five schools to conduct drills for prepare for intruders on campus, in addition to monthly fire and tornado drills.

Other security measures in the works include new photographs and maps of each school for first responders and limiting access to Central High School, Faulk told the Central Community School Board this past week.

Faulk says he hopes to increase the number of school security officers if the district finds the money to do so. He also said he hopes the federal government will offer grants to hire the guards.

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