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Malloy wants state to spend more on school security

New Haven — As students and visitors at Wilbur Cross High School pass through metal detectors and are searched for weapons, an overhead security camera allows police to constantly monitor the school’s entrance. After the fatal shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the district installed cameras in every school, linking them to the nearby police department. The city could do this as a result of a new state school security grant. But New Haven officials say more upgrades are needed, including a mechanism that would allow schools to immediately lock every door in the building in an emergency. Their wish may soon be granted. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut sets post-Sandy Hook school building standards

State officials announced new school construction protocols Friday in response to the Newtown tragedy, including exterior surveillance, blast-resistant entryways and classroom door locks — all features that might have stopped or slowed Adam Lanza’s assault on Sandy Hook Elementary a year ago. Continue Reading →

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