Vermont to receive $400k in US funds for school safety

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WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be receiving $400,000 to help protect the state's schools.

Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson says school safety is not just about locking doors. He says it requires partnerships.

Vermont Emergency Management will receive $230,000 to expand and support a program called SurviVermont that will bring together teachers, students, and the public through public forums and education.

The state police have been awarded $173,000 for a School Safety Tip Line. The line will enable students, teachers, school staff, and community members to report school violence threats. The system will have the ability to prioritize tips based on keywords that could indicate a specific risk.

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