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Long Island Schools Add Armed Security Guards

Mar 1, 2018
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On Long Island, the Miller Place Union Free School District has added armed security guards at each of its four schools this week. They join many other local districts that have increased campus security after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, two weeks ago.

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This year officials from 13 Nassau County school districts have a smartphone app that can quickly notify police of an active shooter in a school.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission will present a full report to Malloy next month. Malloy formed the commission after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. For two years, they've been meeting regularly, discussing gun violence, mental health and school safety. They released a draft version of that final report on Thursday.

The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved a bill that clarifies what school districts around the state must do to meet state requirements in creating school safety plans. Lawmakers required the safety plans last year in response to the Newtown School Shooting.