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Va. Lawmakers Propose Expanding School Safety

December 20, 2012

Members of Virginia's House of Delegates announced Thursday their intention to increase funding for school resource officer programs.

The proposals come in response to the Newton, Connecticut school shooting.

"Only about 25 percent of elementary schools have assigned school resource officers, many of which serve multiple schools," said Delegate Beverly J. Sherwood. "The expansion of this program will encourage the hiring of full-time school resource officers in Virginia elementary schools."

Several Republican delegates plan to offer amendments to the current biennial budget when the General Assembly convenes in January.

The amount of additional money for school resource officer programs has not yet been specified.


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