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A school safety summit was held at The Factory at Franklin on Tuesday.
Officials are hearing about some of the "best practices" in school security from around the nation. The discussion should help local districts refine their own policies and procedures.
Governor Bill Haslam is proposing $34 million in his new budget. Part of that money may be used to improve security measures.
Haslam was also asked about proposed legislation that would arm teachers or other school personnel. The Governor has questions about the practicality of those plans.
"Right now, in terms of being something that would arm teachers, I just personally don't see the effectiveness of that," said Haslam.
School leaders say the school shooting in Newtown, CT has put this issue front and center.
Tony Majors, who oversees security in Metro Schools, says the tragedy will result in safer schools. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has allocated $5.4 million to help improve security in Metro Schools.
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Tuesday, January 29 2013, 11:46 PM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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