30 Local Schools Among 459 Statewide To Get $6 Million In Safety Grants

BY ZACHARY REID Richmond Times-Dispatch

A total of 30 schools in 11 central Virginia districts were among 459 schools statewide awarded $6 million in security equipment grants, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday.

The local schools, including Richmond’s Armstrong High and a host of others in suburban counties and outlying cities, will receive $761,506 in grants to help them purchase video monitoring systems, metal detectors, communication systems and other devices.
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“I can think of no more important legislative accomplishment than this investment in the safety and security of our students, teachers, principals and other public school employees,” McDonnell said in a statement.

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