Conn. Teachers Implore School Safety Panel to Add Classroom Locks

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — Teachers urged a Connecticut panel reviewing school security in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident to focus on adding door locks for classrooms and communication devices.

Suggestions included retrofitting classroom doors with locks that will allow teachers to lock down a classroom, as well as coming up with a way to inform teachers of an intruder without alarming students, such as special lighting as a notification system, the Associated Press reports.

The panel has until Jan. 1 to recommend new standards to improve or enhance security and safety to several state agencies and legislative committees.

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