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NC bill addresses public school safety

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is backing a bill to improve school safety in North Carolina.
The bill spends $34-million over the next two years.
The largest chunk of the money is dedicated to resource officers and added training for those already in place.
The bill also calls for more guidance counselors, psychologists and social workers, as well as panic buttons, linked directly to police, installed in every class room by 2015.

"We've talked about securing perimeters and making sure we're dealing with the ability to know who's coming and going inside the building. The question is 'What do you do inside of a classroom once people are already there?' and I think when you think about it along those lines, it moves the need that we have from the front door into the classroom so that may be a good response," said Beaufort County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Don Phipps. 

Schools will also be required to give police master keys, schematic drawings and maps of each school.



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