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Here's what Maryland schools are doing to help prevent shootings, other threats this year

Here's what Maryland schools are doing to help prevent shootings, other threats this year

With highly publicized school shootings last spring in Florida and Maryland on their minds, education officials in the Baltimore region have taken steps ahead of the new school year to prevent similar attacks. That’s meant beefing up physical security on campuses, adding security officers and mental health counselors, and training teachers and administrators.

In Baltimore County, where safety has been a top priority since a 15-year-old shot another student in 2012 at Perry Hall High School, officials have launched a multifaceted approach.

“We know that it is unlikely that we will have to face an active shooter situation,” Superintendent Verletta White said in a statement. “But...

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