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NC attorney general, DA to discuss public corruption

Posted January 24, 2013 4:01 a.m. EST
Updated January 24, 2013 6:48 a.m. EST

— North Carolina's attorney general and Wake County's district attorney will talk Thursday about the best way to combat public corruption. 

Attorney General Roy Cooper and Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby will outline their legislative proposals at a 10:30 a.m. press conference in Raleigh. 

Last week, Cooper called on lawmakers and the governor to reconsider recommendations he made more than six years ago that he believes will make schools safer. 

They include more school resource officers; a statewide school tip line to report threats anonymously and more training for educators on recognizing potential safety threats.

Cooper said in a news release that schools have put many of the recommendations in place, including routine lockdown drills.