Florida House and Senate To Set Aside Up to $500,000 For Jewish Day School Security

Florida House and Senate budget committees voted Wednesday to set aside between $254,000 and $500,000 for security at Jewish Day schools around the state. 

Randy Fine, a Brevard County Republican, says the money would go to pay for security upgrades at day schools now serving around 10,000 children. 

Budget documents say part of the funding will go toward fences and installing bullet proof glass.

Since Jan. 9, there have been more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish community centers and day schools in 37 states and two Canadian provinces, according to a report issued late last month by the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that battles anti-Semitism.

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