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Fort Wayne, Allen County schools among those receiving school safety grants

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Friday, November 01, 2013 12:12 pm
All four Allen County school districts will receive money from the state to help with school safety.Gov. Mike Pence announced Friday more than $9 million in grant funding to local schools and school corporations through the Secured School Safety Grant Program.

Among those receiving money:

*East Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment - something that restricts access to the school or speeds up the notification of first responders – and to employ a school resource officer – a program that assigns police officers to schools.

*Fort Wayne Community Schools received $50,000 to employ a school resource officer.

*Southwest Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

*Northwest Allen County Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

In Wells County:

*Bluffton-Harrison received $39,890.55 for school security equipment.

*Northern Wells Community Schools received $50,000 to employ an school resource officer.

*Southern Wells Community Schools received $28,128.45 for school security equipment.

In Whitley County:

*Smith-Green Community Schools received $20,411.60 for school security equipment and to employ a school resource officer.

*Whitley County Consolidated Schools received $50,000 for school security equipment.

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