State announces new campus safety initiatives

State announces new campus safety initiatives
By: Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Il. -- Illinois officials announced enhanced campus safety initiatives today in the aftermath of the shooting at Virginia Tech.
Governor Rod Blagojevich says he wants to create a task force to help colleges prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
The state also plans to allocate $300,000 in grant money to help communication capabilities at schools.
Representatives from colleges will also be added to the Illinois Terrorism Task Force, which develops and implements homeland security strategy.
Blagojevich says the state has a responsibility to ensure the safety of students.
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