Ala. city council votes to boost police security in schools

12/21/2012 | AL.com (Alabama)

The Trussville, Ala., City Council approved $400,000 in funding for the police department to hire more school resource officers to increase security at the city's schools. The vote was prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut this month and by calls the mayor received from several concerned parents. Trussville schools have already enacted a three-step plan in light of the shooting that includes placing schools on partial lockdown, stationing a police officer on all campuses and making crisis teams available to students, parents and teachers.

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