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Safety Law News for July 24, 2013

In Virginia, the Governor announced that an additional $1.3 million will be available to schools to fund more school resource officers in the state. 

In Indiana, the Governor announced a state program aimed at providing over 3,000 hand-held metal detectors to schools. 

In Virginia, the Lee County School Board voted unanimously to allow teachers to carry firearms at school to defend against potential threats, the first county in Virginia to do so. 

In Arkansas, the Batesville School District will allow staff members to carry guns during the upcoming school year.  Each staff member must complete 110 hours of training, testing, certification, and must go through intense physical and psychological evaluations.

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