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Schools tackle security discussion

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The WBR School Board’s committees met Monday evening, January 14, where they began a discussion on issues of security within parish schools.

The school board’s Academic Committee met, along with law enforcement officials and school principals from each of the parish schools and Holy Family School, to discuss school security following the devastating actions in Newtown, Conn., on December 2012 where 26 people were killed, including 20 children, before the gunman killed himself during a school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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WBR soaked after rains, not damaged

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Heavy and steady rains have drenched much of South Louisiana, and though some areas in the capital region have seen flooding issues as of late, West Baton Rouge Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot said that WBR has experienced only a minimal amount.

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A new era begins

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During the city of Port Allen’s swearing-in ceremony and January committee meeting, the focus shifted to what changes newly elected police chief, Esdron Brown, would implement during his term.

Port Allen’s newly elected mayor “Deedy” Slaughter walked in to a packed city hall meeting room amid applause as she made her way, for her first time, to the head chair of the desk of the mayor and city council. But once the committee meeting began, the first of meeting of the year, it was all business.

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Addis makes history

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In just the first week of the new year, the town of Addis has made history with the hiring of the town’s first female police officer and the installment of the town’s first female council member.

New Addis Mayor David Toups said that he is excited about what the future may hold for the town. Toups is in his first term as mayor.

During the town’s December 2012 meeting, the council decided to hire the first female officer for the police department.

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School Board to resume security discussion in January

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

The West Baton Rouge School Board decided they would hold an in-depth discussion during their January 2013 committee meeting, which will take place January 14. concerning security measures of parish schools.

During their regular December school board meeting, talks arose about the need for improved security measures following the Newtown, Connecticut massacre where a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary school and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children, before killing himself.

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