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City schools add security staffers

The D.C. public school system has tripled the size of its internal security force since last year, adding dozens of new “in-house” officers to the hundreds of private guards already working in city schools under a two-year, $30 million contract. The number of school-system employees hired to provide security rose from 14 to at least 40 positions, according to an analysis of January and July 2005 payroll records. The figure does not include private guards working in more than 160 school buildings on a contract basis. Full Story

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