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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Lake Wales Officials Discuss Safety in Light of Virginia Beach Shootings


Last updated 6/5/2019 at 9:42am

Lake Wales City Administration Building

In the wake of the recent shooting incident that killed 12 people at the Virginia Beach municipal building, Lake Wales city officials started discussing safety procedures and some building security upgrades.

City Manager Ken Fields told commissioners at their June 4 meeting that he already was planning a lobby renovation, but "we are taking another look at that with an eye toward security of the building."

A 15-year Virginia Beach public utilities civil engineer opened fire with a 45-caliber handgun May 31, killing 11 co-workers and one person who was there to obtain a permit. According to...

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