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MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) -
In the wake of the killing of a school bus driver in Midland City,
the State Board of Education is instructing all schools to conduct
drills at least twice annually addressing intruders and active shooters.
The board passed a resolution for the drills Thursday. Al.com reports that the resolution also mandates that select personnel in
each school system participate in active-shooter training provided by
the state Department of Homeland Security.
The resolution comes after Jimmy Lee Dykes boarded a
Dale County school bus Jan. 29, killing the driver and kidnapping a
kindergarten student. FBI officers killed him after a 7-day standoff.
The board also voted to extend the contract of
state school Superintendent Tommy Bice for one year to Dec. 31, 2015, at
the same salary of $198,000 annually.
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