School Security Proposal in Legislature - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

School Security Proposal in Legislature

Posted:
Bismarck, ND -

Lawmakers say the state has some responsibility in making sure schools have good security.

A proposal offers grants to schools to use for security measures.

The bill is for $10 million.

Interested schools would have to match the $25,000 grant.

Senator Lonnie Laffen says the bill will greatly benefit numerous schools in North Dakota built over 100 years ago that have more than a dozen entry points.

Senator Tim Flakoll says he's seen how the security measures work, camera's helped officers nab a gunman after he escaped Flakoll's workplace.

"He escaped out of the building and fled. But because we had cameras we could distribute his picture to law enforcement and it helped us determine which way he went," says Flakoll.

Senator Laffen says, "One of the primary safety concerns is limiting entry to one area. This single point access should be monitored by a live person usually a front administrative staff, or someone monitoring cameras. These changes often require panic devices at all doors."

The grants can only be given if the state's ending fund balance on June 2014 is more than $30 million.

  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Authorities Search for Man Last Seen in Killdeer Friday

    Authorities Search for Man Last Seen in Killdeer Friday

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:18:20 GMT
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man missing since Friday afternoon.
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man missing since Friday afternoon.
  • Missing Killdeer Woman Located

    Missing Killdeer Woman Located

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:07:30 GMT
    Authorities in Dunn County are asking for help in locating a missing woman.
    Authorities in Dunn County are asking for help in locating a missing woman.
  • ND Produces 1 Million Barrels a Day

    ND Produces 1 Million Barrels a Day

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:56:03 GMT
    The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reports that oil companies are producing one million barrels of oil per day.
    The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reports that oil companies are producing one million barrels of oil per day.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:26:59 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas when he deployed as many as 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border in South Texas.
    When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.
  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:24:01 GMT
    Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.
    NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.
  • Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:11:34 GMT
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv...
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.