N.J. Law-Enforcement Officers to Inspect Schools for Safety
At the urging of the governor, New Jersey education leaders have joined with state and local law-enforcement officials in a plan to inspect every school in the state to make sure children are as safe as possible from potential terrorist attacks.
The joint effort was sparked by acting Gov. Richard J. Codey, who made school security the top education issue in his State of the State Address on Jan. 11. Two incidents helped forge that priority for the governor: the deadly hostage-taking at a Russian middle school last fall, and the October discovery of information about schools in two New Jersey districts on a CD-ROM in Iraq. ( "Man Detained in Iraq With U.S. Guide on School Crisis Plans," ...
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