More School Districts Vow to Improve Security

The response to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting continues with even more school officials reviewing the security policies, procedures and technologies of their campuses.

Here are the headlines from around the nation:

Principals re-examine school safety

  • Ben Milam Elementary School and Cunningham Elementary officials are reviewing their school’s safety procedures.

TE to hold public meeting on school safety

  • The Tredyffrin-Easttown School Board and administration will hold a community meeting on school safety on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Valley Forge Middle School auditorium.

Shootings spark school safety discussion in Tustin

  • Nearly 250 parents attended a school safety town hall meeting on Thursday.

Shelby County school leaders continue talks on safety, security

  • The Shelby County Board of Education is discussing further security enhancements for its institutions following the mass shooting in Connecticut earlier this month.

Troy schools take look at safety measures

  • This district will be installing proximity readers to better control access. It is also conducting security audits.

Central Texas schools review safety after massacre

  • Districts in and around Austin are discussing how school buildings are designed, panic buttons and bullet-resistant window glazing.

New Jersey Mayor Defends Decision to Arm School Security

  • The New Jersey mayor moving ahead with arming police officers in his township’s schools defended the decision Monday after an avalanche of responses, some of it critical.

Medford city councilor questions school security budget

  • Despite recent efforts to beef up security at Medford public schools, one city official argues the district needs to take a second look at its security budget.

Parents voice concerns about school security in Sayreville

  • Concerned parents crowded the last Sayreville Board of Education meeting of 2012 to vocalize their worries about school security.

Local schools study security plans

  • Some schools, such as those in the Tuscaloosa City Schools System and Holy Spirit Catholic middle and high schools, were already making plans to alter their existing school security measures before the Connecticut mass shooting.

Sandoval asks for assessment 0f school security

  • Gov. Brian Sandoval today said he wants an assessment of how Nevada’s public schools are doing in regards to security following the horrific shooting deaths a week ago at a Connecticut elementary school.

RI lawmaker wants state to examine school security

  • A state lawmaker in Rhode Island is calling for a review of security at schools in the Ocean State.

Private schools in Palm Beach County add to security in wake of Newtown attack

  • Some charter schools took to conducting drills to sharpen emergency practices

RIVERSIDE: Officials review school security

  • Eight of the 46 Riverside Unified school buildings need upgrades to control access, staff is reporting.

In Brevard, school safety on minds of many

  • Teachers locked classroom doors. Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies increased patrols near some elementary schools. Alarmed parents began lobbying principals and district officials for improvements to security at the gates and doors that give outsiders access into the buildings that contain their children.

Richmond County considers school security upgrades

  • School safety officials said last week they were busy long before the tragic shootings in Connecticut prompted parental concerns nationwide.

Louisiana legislators to look at school security

  • The speaker has called for a select committee to convene in early January to examine current laws and suggest any changes that might be needed.

North Haledon officials looking at school security

  • Superintendent John J. Petrelli met with members of the police force to discuss security and safety protocol in the schools. It was determined that on Jan. 4 town officials would meet again to exchange information on possible issues that need to be addressed.

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