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A school safety summit was held at The Factory at Franklin on Tuesday.
Officials are hearing about some of the "best practices" in school security from around the nation. The discussion should help local districts refine their own policies and procedures.
Governor Bill Haslam is proposing $34 million in his new budget. Part of that money may be used to improve security measures.
Haslam was also asked about proposed legislation that would arm teachers or other school personnel. The Governor has questions about the practicality of those plans.
"Right now, in terms of being something that would arm teachers, I just personally don't see the effectiveness of that," said Haslam.
School leaders say the school shooting in Newtown, CT has put this issue front and center.
Tony Majors, who oversees security in Metro Schools, says the tragedy will result in safer schools. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has allocated $5.4 million to help improve security in Metro Schools.
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Tuesday, January 29 2013, 11:46 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
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