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Wake County task force to recommend ways to improve school security

The Wake County (N.C.) district is creating a new task force led by Sheriff Donnie Harrison that will review school safety in the district. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the task force will conduct a comprehensive review of school district safety and security plans and come up with recommendations within 90 to 120 days to improve campus safety. The move comes after the district's security staff recommended placing an unarmed security officer at all 105 elementary schools. After facing criticism from some who felt the proposal went too far and others who thought it didn’t do enough, the school board tabled the proposal last month.

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