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Connecticut Has Given Private Schools Over $3M In Public Cash For Security Upgrades

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Connecticut has spent over $50 million helping schools beef up security since 2013. Some of that money — $3.2 million — has gone to private schools, which are reimbursed at a higher rate than many public schools.

State lawmakers created the grant program after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook School to help public schools pay for security upgrades. The original law excluded private schools, so the Connecticut Federation of Catholic School Parents ran a successful legislative push to change that in 2014.

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