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Want Cameras and Bullet-Resistant Glass at Your School? They Aren't Cheap

After the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., school safety upgrades people can see and touch have gotten a lot of attention. Things like video surveillance, door-locking systems, and other physical improvements to schools are often the focus of parents and the general public when they share concerns about the security of their schools.

It's important to remember that measures taken to prevent school violence before it happens, while they don't get a ton of news coverage, can be the most important element of safety and crisis-prevention plans. But there's something else to keep in mind: The physical upgrades to schools added in the name of safety often aren't cheap.


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