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School Safety

New Hanover schools to undergo safety review

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The New Hanover County Board of Education will spend up to $200,000 for a security and safety review of all 47 buildings in the district. Full story...
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Officers to remain in Brunswick County Schools

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video The Brunswick County Board of Education approved taking $245,838 from fund balance to retain school resource officers in all elementary schools for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Full story...
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Columbus County also exploring increasing officers in schools

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video Columbus County Superintendent Alan Faulk says safety is one of his school system's top priorities. At a meeting Monday night, educators asked county commissioners for support to make area schools safer. Full story...
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WPD could contribute four officers to county's school safety plan

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video The Wilmington Police Department is looking to help out with security in schools throughout New Hanover County. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today he could provide four police officers to help in the county's effort to increase law enforcement presence at schools. Full story...
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Area leaders to discuss school safety

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video Wilmington City Council and Brunswick County leaders hold seperate meetings today, but a common theme of school safety will be discussed at each. Full story...
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County Commission looks at school security

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video New Hanover County Commissioners held their first public meeting of the New Year. The big topic of conversation law enforcement in elementary schools. The tragic incident in Newtown, CT, has our leaders taking action. Full story...
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Investigators say threat to Hoggard a hoax

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videoToday was the first day back from Christmas break for New Hanover County Schools, but students at one school were welcomed back with a threat to their campus. Full story...
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Brunswick County Schools taking extra security measures

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and Board of Education continue to collaborate for the safety and security of all students and staff in light of the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Full story...
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Schools beefing up security

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video In response to the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, New Hanover County schools are beefing up security. Full story...
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NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

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The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." Full story...
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New Hanover Commission to consider plan for deputies at more schools

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Wednesday night, the New Hanover County Board oE education called a special meeting to discuss ways to protect students. One possibility is having deputies stand guard at elementary schools. Now they need county commissioners to support the plan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Ashley student arrested for violence hoax

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video An Ashley High School student has been charged with starting rumors about planned violence at the school. New Hanover County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Dylan Greg Merten, 17, is charged with disorderly conduct by disrupting students after admitting to starting the rumor. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board pushes for deputy in every elementary school

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videoIn light of the tragedy in Connecticut the New Hanover County Board of Education says it has received numerous questions from parents regarding school safety in the past few days. Tonight, the board called a special work session to discuss school safety. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board holds special meeting on safety tonight

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videoIn the wake of last week's school shooting in Connecticut, the New Hanover County School Board has called a special work session tonight to discuss school safety. Full story...
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