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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott, spurred by accusations that a former student plotted to shoot up a high school, has created a task force to examine ways to prevent community violence and has requested $4 million from the state legislature to help make schools safer.

Public Safety Commissioner Tom Anderson said Thursday that another $1 million in Homeland Security funds will be available.

A recent statewide assessment of 422 schools found that 96 percent of them participate in required safety drills. But it also found that 70 percent do not have the ability to lock all doors from the inside and 50 percent do not have public address systems that can alert people outside. And 50 percent of schools do not require faculty or staff members to wear identification during the school day.

Scott said the assessment isn’t the end of the process, it’s the beginning.

“Many of the findings in this assessment are encouraging, but we also learned a lot about what needs to be done to make our kids safer in school,” Scott said in a news release.

The task force was created following the case of 18-year-old Jack Sawyer, who was arrested in February on charges that he made detailed plans for a shooting at Fair Haven Union High School.

Sawyer has pleaded not guilty. The state Supreme Court ruled that Sawyer shouldn’t be held without bail. A judge is open to considering a request to dismiss the charges.