54 schools in Australia to get security guards amid fears of terror attack


The Abbott Government on Monday announced 54 schools — including 17 Jewish schools and 15 Islamic schools — will share in $18 million dollars to employ security guards and CCTV cameras. Another 11 independent schools a 11 government schools will also beef up security.


Security guards and closed circuit camera systems will be deployed at 54 schools around Australia amid fears they could become the targets of violence, terrorist attacks or harassment stemming from ‘racial or religious intolerance.’

Half of the schools selected for the $18million, three-year funding program are Islamic or Jewish schools.