DOJ gives $800,000 to Rhode Island for school safety

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Department of Justice will be giving more than $800,000 in grants to several Rhode Island communities for school safety.

The department made the announcement Tuesday, saying they are a part of an effort to make schools more secure by providing more resources. WPRI-TV reports the grant money will go toward new technology, expanding school safety training, educating faculty and staff and supporting existing crisis intervention teams.

According to the Department of Justice, the grants are authorized by STOP School Violence Act which is aimed at preventing acts of violence and assisting students and teachers reduce exposure to risks. The funds are part of more than $70 million in school safety funding being dispersed across the country.


Information from: WPRI-TV,

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