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Henderson County Aims To Be First In North Carolina To Have Armed Forces At Schools

As school children in Henderson County spill out onto playgrounds, line up in hallways and meet for activities, they could soon be mingling with armed guards dressed in plain clothes. Sheriff Charles McDonald hopes to make sure that’s true in all 23 public schools in Henderson by next school year in what could be a first in North Carolina. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead, districts nationwide are grappling with heightened fears and increased threats that have led to a higher number of lockdowns.

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Alexandria Bordas | Asheville Citizen Times