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“With mass shootings fresh in the public consciousness following December’s tandem attacks at The Clackamas Town Center near Portland and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a Clark County school district is taking measures to make sure something similar doesn’t happen there.

The Ridgefield School District has hired a company to provide security, becoming the first one in Clark County to employ a private firm’s armed guards. A contract with Phoenix Protective Corp., a Spokane-based security consulting company, calls for at least two of its employees to patrol the district’s three campuses for the remainder of the school year…”

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“As the country debates gun policies nationwide, some local school administrators are trying to tighten security at their own buildings. One question that many school leaders are wrestling with is whether to bring armed staff on campus. Rob Manning looked at two school districts in Southwest Washington that have already started using armed security, and has this report.”

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PPC Provides Armed Guards in Schools

Friday, January 11th, 2013

“School leaders in the Northwest are adjusting to the new year with additional security steps – including guards at schoolhouse doors.

Many school districts are tightening sign-in procedures and making sure school doors are locked.

And the small Southwest Washington district of Ridgefield is going further.

Spokesman Eric Jacobson says Ridgefield is spending about $40,000 to hire armed guards from a private security firm.

“This contract that we’re signing with Phoenix Protective Corporation isn’t just for the armed security that they’ll be providing. We’re also consulting with them for them to review our existing school security procedures and protocols.”  Nearby urban districts, like Vancouver, Evergreen…”

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