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Nursing Homes Look At Security Following Shooting

The massacre at a North Carolina nursing home has prompted many local nursing homes to take a look at their security measures.

At Golden Living Center in Greenville executive director Hal Garland says a lot of their security measures as of now are more geared towards who they hire -- with background checks and drug tests. But because of the violence Sunday, now he will hold staff meetings to talk about the possibility of added security, and what to do in the case of an emergency.

Garland says, "I would imagine most nursing homes are going to look at their security systems and try to take some steps to make them stronger. There's and awareness now that somebody can go and do something like this"

When asked about the possibility of security guards, Garland said he's never seen them in a nursing home, but that one day it may be necessary.


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