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Security tightened at Naval Academy after Chattanooga shooting

Security tightened at Naval Academy after Chattanooga shooting

Recently, Jen Thayer took her morning run through Annapolis and up King George Street, around the Naval Academy baseball stadium, to the gated academy entrance where she was stopped. Runners are routinely asked for a driver's license to enter. This time, however, she was also screened with a metal-detecting wand. The momentary delay for Thayer offers a glimpse of tightened security measures at the academy after last month's shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While officials have declined to reveal the extent of security changes in Annapolis, guards at some academy gates were equipped this month with metal-detecting wands. A gate off Randall...

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