Colville school officials to review school safety

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 6:21 PM

COLVILLE, Wash. -- One week ago, hundreds of Colville community members met with school law enforcement officials to drum up some ideas for improving school security.

The group brain-stormed more than 50 ideas, and then voted on items most important to them.

One of the ideas was for the district to allow teachers and volunteers to carry guns. The group voted down that plan.

Community members voted to strengthen character education and implement an anti-bullying program. Participants also voiced that they would like the district to provide more counseling for students.

Superintendant Michael Cashion and a team of district officials will conduct a feasibility study and review the findings at a March 4 meeting. He said an idea to install metal detectors in school probably will not happen because of the high costs involved.
 

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