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R.I. Senate to take up school security secrecy bill

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The Rhode Island Senate is set to vote Tuesday on a proposal to allow local education officials to formulate school security plans behind closed doors despite concerns from open government groups. The measure would allow locally elected school officials to hold closed-door discussions about school safety policies, including the arming of school security guards or the procedure for notifying parents after an emergency. Supporters including Governor Lincoln Chafee say the secrecy would prevent a potential attacker from learning details of a school’s security plans. But opponents like the Rhode Island Press Association and the American Civil Liberties Union say the bill is too broad.

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