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TN: $35M statewide for school safety; Shelby County adds more police, counselors

Aug 14, 2018, NBC5, Memphis, TN: SCS focuses on security at elementary schools http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/38886773/scs-focuses-on-security-at-elementary-schools Shelby County Schools has invested $16 million to keep your child safe on campus, and they could be getting even more. Tuesday, Governor Bill Haslam announced $35 million to boost school security across the state. In years past, SCS focused on middle and high schools for their security efforts, but this year is different – the district focused on elementary schools. Adding school resource officers, cameras, and new technology, security officials said your kids will notice a difference in the coming weeks…. Jackson remained tight-lipped about some new security measures but was very vocal about the 30 new school resource officers undergoing intense training right now…. SCS is also focused on prevention adding more behavior interventionists, guidance counselors and truancy officers. …