More security awaits students heading back to nation's schools

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to school usually means new notebooks, new clothes and new teachers. But this year it also means more security, after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“We would be remiss if we didn’t take a lesson from the Sandy Hook shooting, as horrible as it was,” said North Carolina Republican Rep. Craig Horn. He co-sponsored the state’s new plan to allow retired police officers or military veterans to serve as volunteer school security officers if they meet requirements set by local sheriffs and police chiefs.

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