The Anchorage School District is getting $200,000 as part of a push to strengthen school security around the nation. It's part of a $70 million program from the Department of Justice.

The money will go to the Threat Assessment and Technology Program in the District of Alaska. Grants like this one and similar ones around the nation are in addition to funding the National Association of School Resource Officers, which trains resources officers for schools.

The DOJ says the goal is to better protect students, teachers, faculty and first responders.

U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder says, "We have a responsibility to protect the children in our communities. While taking law enforcement action against violent offenders is part of that responsibility, making our schools safer is also vital. With these grants, specifically, the grant to the Anchorage School District, the Department of Justice is helping to safeguard the youth of Alaska."

For more information on the grants announced Wednesday, you can visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance or the Community Oriented Police Services program in the DOJ.

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