Central Ohio schools ponder security steps

Federal laws and policies regarding firearms and mental illness are the talk of the nation. But some parents wonder how their children will be kept safe in the meantime.


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Guns in schools? Opinions vary on arming school employees

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, schools across the country have scrutizined school safety and arming educators is among the measures being considered.

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Lockdowns now a central part of school security

Unsubstantiated reports of a gunman in the area prompted a lockdown at Westerville's Whittier Elementary Dec. 14 as news of shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn., shocked the country.

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Local funds pay for SROs in middle, high schools

It's not unusual to see a police officer patrolling a school hallway.

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