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Virginia governor to ceremonially sign school safety bills

Published On: Jun 05 2013 03:53:34 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 05 2013 04:36:21 PM CDT
RICHMOND, Va. -

Gov. Bob McDonnell is set to ceremonially sign legislation aimed at improving school and campus safety in Virginia.  

McDonnell is scheduled to sign the legislation Wednesday afternoon at Robious Elementary School in suburban Richmond.      

The governor is expected to be joined by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, legislators and education and public safety officials.  

McDonnell appointed a school safety task force after the Connecticut school shootings in December.    

The task force recommendations approved by the General Assembly and signed by the governor allow the hiring of more school resource officers, provide grants for security equipment improvements, establish campus threat assessment teams similar to those used by colleges and require regular lockdown drills.