Schools get radios to prepare for crises reports that all of the approximately 215 schools in Union County, New Jersey, are getting two-way radios that link principal’s offices to school dispatchers. This $235,000 cost will be covered through a Homeland Security grant. These radios would prove extremely useful in a critical, Columbine-like situation where an intruder has gained entry into the school, and was threatening or causing violence. These radios will also provide a safety net if school communications were knocked out due to weather or other natural causes. It should be noted however, that these radios are intended as a supplement, rather than a replacement to calling 911… (Note: This site requires free registration.)

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