Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to protect students and teachers in 104 school divisions and three regional educational programs.

The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems, direct communications links between schools and law enforcement agencies, and other security upgrades in 545 schools and other instructional facilities.

Area schools that received grant monies were …

Caroline County — $4,180 for Bowling Green Elementary Annex

Colonial Beach — $79,998 for Colonial Beach Elementary and Colonial Beach High

Gloucester County — $30,297 for Abingdon Elementary, Gloucester High and Petsworth Elementary

King and Queen County — $64,045 for Central High and King and Queen Elementary

King George County — $94,420 for Potomac Elementary


King William County — $80,000 for Hamilton Holmes Middle

Lancaster County — $16,800 for Lancaster High, Lancaster Middle and Lancaster Primary

Mathews County — $7,440 for Lee-Jackson Elementary, Mathews High and Thomas Hunter Middle

Middlesex County — $23,689 for Middlesex Elementary

Northumberland County — $7,400 for Northumberland Middle

Richmond County — $34,880 for Rappahannock High and Richmond County Elementary

And …
West Point — $31,849 for West Point Elementary, West Point High and West Point Middle


School divisions and regional educational programs were invited in June to apply for the 2017 grants. The largest grant a school division may receive under the program is $100,000. A local match of 25 percent is required of most divisions.