Marion County

Marion County deputies train new gun-sniffing dog to help with school security

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Marion County has a new crime fighter on the force, who can sniff out crime, literally.

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Albi has joined the ranks of the school resource division.

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Together, Albi and her handler will be keeping an eye on schools and school events.

Photos: Marion County deputies train new gun-sniffing dog to help with school security

The dog is trained to detect firearms, ammunition and ammunition casings that have been fired.

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“When we look to the future, and the increasing amount of gun violence that is occurring, especially on school campuses,” officials said.

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Donors gave $14,000 to help forward Albi’s training.

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