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May 6, 2019

Michigan schools are hiring these dogs to help prevent shootings

A 10-month-old Labrador retriever named Valley doesn't look the part, but she might be the newest tool to help defend against mass shooters, bomb threats and other mayhem directed at schools.

Valley, a female whose nose is specially trained to sniff out explosives, including gunpowder, is the kind of dog that has been used for years at airports, stadiums, hospitals, parades and other places that draw big crowds. Now, the Rochester Hills company that trained her sees a growth market in schools.

"We're actually talking to some school districts that are anticipating fall rollouts," said Gregory Guidice, who runs Elite Detection K9. "We are seeing more and more schools looking for this type of security because it's proactive."

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Kim Westman