Three Gloucester schools have been awarded thousands of dollars in grant money to upgrade security features.
The money from the state is among $6 million awarded to Virginia schools, a state spokesman said.
The Gloucester school system received $77,259 for Achilles Elementary School, Botetourt Elementary School and Gloucester High School, the state spokesman said.
The money will be used by school systems across the state, including in Gloucester, to pay for safety features that may include security equipment, video monitoring systems, metal detectors, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and communications systems providing direct links between schools and law enforcement agencies, the spokesman said.
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