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Ohio releases fund to upgrade school security
Money will upgrade communications as well as physical security features
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT JO INGLES


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Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross says the money will make all schools safer.
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Ohio’s schools will be getting an additional $17 million from the state to beef up security in their buildings.

Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Richard Ross says the money will allow both public and private schools to install key security features, such as a communication system that allows schools to immediately interact with state and local authorities.

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“One of the key components we’ve learned is the ability to instantaneously communicate with police and legal authorities to get here quickly. The MARCS system would do that. That’s one half of the program. The other half would be the controlled entry. That would be doors, videos, sound entry. We think those two things….the quick response and the slowing down of the entry.are two of the most important things. 

Ross says this money will also allow schools to implement stronger safety plans.

 

 

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