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Georgia school district creates police force after shootings


COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — When students and teachers return to Columbus public schools in August, they will see a higher level of security.

It's the first time the Muscogee County School District's new police department will be put into action — after being created in response to the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas.

At a recent school board meeting, officials talked about hiring officers over the summer and expressed concerns over the headquarters being located in the alternative school.

The first hiring phase is this year for the command staff (one captain and two...

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