Governor McAuliffe announces $6 million in school security spending

RICHMOND, VA. (AP) - Virginia schools are set to get new money for video monitoring systems, metal detectors and other school security measures.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently awarded $6 million in grants for 434 schools around the state.

The money comes from the School Security Equipment Grants program, which was established by the General Assembly after the mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Other security measures the grants pay for includes visitor identification systems and direct communication links between schools and law enforcement agencies.

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