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Gov. Chafee and RI Lawmakers to Pitch School Security Ideas

Gov. Chafee and RI Lawmakers to Pitch School Security Ideas

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Gov. Lincoln Chafee and top state lawmakers are set to highlight school security proposals prompted by last year's school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
 
The independent governor plans to join House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed on Wednesday to discuss the specifics of the proposals.
 
The legislation would require school districts to update security plans, allow school leaders to discuss the plans in closed-door sessions, require regular security inspections and strengthen existing laws that require regular school security drills.
 
Lawmakers plan to review the legislative proposals later in the day. They have not been scheduled for a vote.

 

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