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Department of Justice grant to fund 3 resource officers at Parkersburg middle schools
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, September 30, 2013 4:35 PM EDT
A federal grant is helping Parkersburg get three new school resource officers.
The money will fund three officers to be placed in Parkersburg middle schools.
U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut was a reminder of the importance of school safety, and that the resource officers play a critical role in keeping schools safe. Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed inside the school by the gunman, Adam Lanza, who committed suicide as police arrived.