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School security: ‘Little things can save lives’

After Lt. Mike Newlin began a brief slide show presentation of the faces of the 26 teachers and small students killed during December’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the room turned quiet and solemn. When the presentation was over, several of the county’s school officials dabbed tears from their eyes. “We all have kids,” Newlin […]

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School tragedy heightens safety awareness

In the wake of last week’s school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., even local teachers and parents are, likely, a little on edge. That feeling is natural, said officials with both the Itawamba County school district and law enforcement; but it’s also important to remember that such incidents are, mercifully, rare. […]

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