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Charleston County School District proposed three new safety measures to help protect students from a list of 10 previous proposals in August. The district’s security and emergency management team has since narrowed down the list to three potential safety measures to add to schools. 

Two of the proposals found to be the most popular was to add storeroom locks to all classroom doors, which allow a door to remain locked from the outside 24/7, and to equip schools with public radio enhancements known as BDAs. The third proposal is to allocate funds from vacant School Resource Officer positions to fund private security until the positions could be staffed.

Meanwhile, CCSD also revealed plans to increase access for early education students. The district wants to add more programs for students between the ages of infant and four years old to help prepare them for kindergarten. 

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GUN VIOLENCE: Sunday brings 10 shooting deaths in three S.C. counties. Five people in Inman are dead after a Sunday night shooting, according to authorities. Five others died in apparently related cases in Horry and Richland counties on Sunday, according to published reports. A man is in custody in those cases.

False school shooter calls to become part of national investigation. A Federal Bureau of Investigation field office is leading an investigation to a nationwide string of false school shooting reports. On Oct. 5, more than a dozen schools were affected by fake callers, the latest in a nationwide issue, according to authorities.

Charleston bookstore to host talk on Court, voting rights. Charleston bookstore Buxton Books on King Street is hosting an educational talk Oct. 12 to discuss voting rights and the Supreme Court.

Charleston to add new parking meter features. The City of Charleston is looking to update its parking meters once again after 2016 allowed the use of credit cards. One suggested included adding apps to help make it easier to find and pay for parking.

Maryville marsh to get new life with help. Locals in the West Ashley community in Charleston have banded together to help clear and revitalize a marsh located in historic Maryville. Maryville was once a self-sustained Black community chartered and settled in 1886.

Buttigieg to visit Charleston to talk infrastructure. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is set to visit Charleston Wednesday to tour the Lowcountry infrastructure and discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Joe Biden in November 2021.

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