Gov. Ralph Northam on October 4 awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 102 school divisions and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind.
The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, direct communications links between schools and law enforcement agencies, and other security upgrades in 443 schools and other instructional facilities.
“Since its inception in 2013, the school security equipment grant program has funded nearly 2,900 new projects and system upgrades to ensure the safety Virginia students and educators,” said Gov. Northam. “These grants are a key component of the Commonwealth’s comprehensive approach to protecting schools.”
Lancaster County received $100,000 for security enhancements at Lancaster High School, Lancaster Middle School and Lancaster Primary School…