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Baltimore Co. considers $3.7M for school security

Wednesday - 1/30/2013, 7:57am  ET

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County officials say they're ready to implement a $3.7 million plan to improve school security.

The plan unveiled Tuesday includes having electronically controlled entry systems at all schools. The county also plans to install camera systems in all elementary and special education schools.

Those cameras would join a system used in middle and high schools. Video from each school would be streamed live to police headquarters and patrol cars. The plan also calls for issuing mobile tablets to police officers stationed in schools to monitor security video.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz ordered a review after a shooting at Perry Hall High School on the first day of school. The effort intensified after the Connecticut school massacre.

Kamenetz will seek funding from the county council on Feb. 4.


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