Montgomery BOE Votes to Upgrade Security Equipment

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, the Montgomery County Board of Education called an emergency meeting today to address safety measures and security upgrades at the 55 schools in its system.

During the meeting, the board voted to accelerate plans to purchase and install magnetic doors in a dozen schools in the county that currently do not have the equipment in place.

In addition, Superintendent Barbara Thompson said the school system is in the process of obtaining its own K-9 unit to detect gun powder as well as drugs.

"We are taking precautions that are necessary in all of our schools," said Thompson.

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