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Carroll schools want to step up security measures

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County educators want students to be safe, but "we don't want to become a fortress," says Superintendent Strader Blankenship.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — County officials have mentioned concerns about safety in Carroll Public Schools in the wake of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., so what new measures are under consideration?
School leaders have requested $4.45 million under the capital improvement project line item from the Carroll County supervisors for fiscal year 2013-2014.
Most of that, if budgeted, would get earmarked for the replacing the aging heating and air conditioning system at Carroll County High School.


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