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April 28, 2013

Fairview school to upgrade security system

Security is on the verge of being improved at one local high school.

During its last meeting, the Cullman County Community Development Commission (CCCDC) awarded Fairview High School a $15,000 grant to help pay for a new security system to be installed at the school.

Fairview principal Chris Gambrill told the commission the system the school currently uses is outdated. He said there’s been several instances this school year where the camera was needed.

“We had someone break into our stadium and vandalize the football field back during football season, and have had several cars broken in to,” he said. “So, we’re asking for any help we can get so our security system can be updated.”

With school safety still a big emphasis months after the Sandy Hook incident, Cullman County School Superintendent Billy Coleman was appreciative of the move by the CCCDC to fund the grant.

“The CCCDC does a wonderful job helping out our community and schools,” Coleman said. “This grant will not only help from a safety standpoint, but in other areas as well. This is a great addition for Fairview.”

In addition to Fairivew, a grant in the amount of $14,140.44 was funded to the Child Advocacy Center to help with an education training program.

West Point Elementary School was given $2,000 for the purchase of an iPad for a special needs student, while West point Fire Department received $10,000 in grant money to purchase new digital radios.

The next CCCDC meeting will be held at May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Fairview High School auditorium.

Ashley Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225, or by email at

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