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New firearms policy for Dougherty County Schools

August 13, 2007

Albany--  A new Dougherty County School weapon policy is aimed at school employees.

Monday night, school board members approved a new policy prohibiting school system employees from carrying weapons. Because of problems with firearms and pellet guns in the past, school leaders recently beefed up their weapons policy.

"Everybody will look at each other now. Before we looked at the children. Now, everybody is going to be looking at everybody to make sure that everyone's complying with the policy and there's no danger for students or adults on school property," said School Board member Willie Weaver.

The policy prohibits any handgun, rifle or shotgun.  School police and peace officers are the only ones excluded.

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