School Security

New Jersey statehouse
Dreamstime
David Madden
February 07, 2019 - 12:09 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law in New Jersey requires every public school in the state to be equipped with a "panic alarm" that could summon local police in the event of a security breach. Many schools have them now. All will by the fall, according to the main sponsor of the legislation...
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Pittsburgh Shooting
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David Madden
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last week’s slaughter inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh has renewed the efforts of those, particularly in the Jewish community, to increase government funding for security in non-public schools, regardless of religious affiliation. Pennsylvania has budgeted $50 million...
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School Security
David Madden
June 15, 2018 - 9:00 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- Officials in Burlington County have come up with what they believe is a unique way to improve school security. And they're backing up their plan with cold, hard cash. Freeholders are making $20 million available to high schools throughout the county to improve...
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