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Tallmadge City Schools to comply with President Obama's mandates on security

by Holly Schoenstein | reporter Published: January 31, 2013 4:26 PM

Tallmadge -- In response to the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., last December, President Barack Obama signed 23 executive actions last month that related to increasing security in schools and other public places.

Obama said the actions were in addition to gun control laws he wants Congress to pass.

Steve Wood, business director for Tallmadge City Schools, said it appears three of the actions eventually will apply to the district, but at this time he doesn't know how.

"There's nothing in his executive actions that surprises us or is out the of the realm of what we're doing already," he said.

Wood said he expects Obama and the U.S. Department of Education to release additional information about the actions on a monthly basis.

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According to the White House's website at www.whitehouse.gov, the Obama Administration will "provide law enforcement, first responders and school officials with proper training for active shooter situations"; "provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers"; and "develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship and institutions of higher education."

For more, see the Feb. 3 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

Email: hschoenstein@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9428

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