Sandy Hook http://wesa.fm en $3.9M Program to Help PA Districts Hire Police Officers Underway http://wesa.fm/post/39m-program-help-pa-districts-hire-police-officers-underway <p>A $3.9 million state grant program that will assist Pennsylvania school districts in hiring police officers has officially begun.</p><p>The program is awarding districts with money that must be used to strengthen school safety procedures.</p><p>With the funds, districts are expected to place a school resource officer or school police officer within the building or buildings in the district, Pennsylvania Department of Education spokesman Tim Eller said.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Julian Routh 23690 at http://wesa.fm Moms Demand Action Group to Remember Sandy Hook http://wesa.fm/post/moms-demand-action-group-remember-sandy-hook <p>A national firearm safety organization is calling on Congress to enact comprehensive background checks for gun purchases on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.</p><p>Leading up to Dec. 14, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host a “week of action” to honor the 26 lives lost in Newtown, Conn. and bring what the organization is calling “<a href="http://momsdemandaction.org/about/">common-sense reforms</a>” to the nation’s gun laws.</p><p>Each day of the week, participants will take part in “daily calls to action.”</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 20961 at http://wesa.fm