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Allegany Co. plans would add troopers to schools

Wednesday - 4/10/2013, 7:58am  ET

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- Officials in Western Maryland are proposing using five off-duty state troopers to provide school security.

The proposal in Allegany County would cost about $300,000 per year.

The Cumberland Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/YKMG36 ) that the plan was presented by Robert Farrell, the county school board's coordinator of safety, security and risk management.

Board member Mike Llewellyn said it could be a "pilot program" for the state.

The troopers would not be in uniform but could use their cruisers under the plan, which also seeks the addition of a sixth retired trooper to teach drug abuse classes.

The proposal would have to be voted on when the county adopts its fiscal year budget by June.

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Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, http://www.times-news.com/timesnew.html


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