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$100,000 Set Aside For Court Building Security

Local attorney Mark White says right now anyone could walk off the street and enter a Potter County courtroom with a weapon Local attorney Mark White says right now anyone could walk off the street and enter a Potter County courtroom with a weapon
County Commissioner Joe Kirkwood says it's a question of what is the best thing to do and what is affordable for the taxpayers. County Commissioner Joe Kirkwood says it's a question of what is the best thing to do and what is affordable for the taxpayers.

$100,000 has been set aside by Potter County Commissioners to use for security at the court house and courts building. County Judge Arthur Ware released the decision to NewsChannel 10 Monday afternoon.

Mark White, a local attorney, was one of the people who pushed a security proposal to commissioners on Monday. White says right now anyone could walk off the street and enter a Potter County courtroom with a weapon.

He has proposed metal detectors, and people to monitor those detectors which would cost over $175,000 a year.

County Commissioner Joe Kirkwood says  it's a question of what is the best thing to do and what is affordable for the taxpayers.

Officials say more planning is needed before further decisions are made.

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