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Feds to evaluate Baltimore schools security

Wednesday - 8/21/2013, 1:44pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Schools in Baltimore are getting federal help assessing security.

WBAL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1bT1tgE) that the shooting deaths last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School are driving a White House initiative to get the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service and the FBI involved in school safety improvements nationwide.

Officials with those agencies are giving presentations to 100 school districts throughout the country, including Baltimore, to provide additional security expertise and advice. They are sharing information about threats schools face and the new strategies on how to respond.

Experts will evaluate security at five city schools: Dunbar High School, National Academy Foundation and Lakeland Elementary/Middle, Gilmor Elementary and Westside Elementary schools.

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Information from: WBAL-TV, http://www.wbaltv.com


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