RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - School security grants totaling $6 million have been awarded to 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs in Virginia.
The grant money announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is intended to protect students and teachers through the purchase of video monitoring systems, metal detectors and visitor ID systems. The security upgrades will be conducted in 373 schools and other buildings.
The awards were based on schools most in need of modern security equipment and those with relatively high numbers of offenses.
McAuliffe said the funding will result in safer learning environments for students and teachers.