school safety

New England News
12:58 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

MA Task Force To Recommend School Safety Standards

MA Gov. Deval Patrick
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has created a task force to address school safety.

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New England News
4:14 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

MA Gov. Patrick Creates School Safety Task Force

MA Gov. Deval Patrick
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REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Governor Deval Patrick has asked a task force to develop a model plan that Massachusetts school districts can use to keep students, teachers and staff safe in emergency situations.

Patrick signed an executive order on Thursday at a school in Revere creating the task force. It will include the state secretaries of education, public safety, and health and human services, along with educators, police and emergency management officials.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Schools Taking Steps To Enhance Security One Year After Sandy Hook

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One year after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many school districts claim they are safer than they were last December.

School districts across the country have bolstered school security in the year following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook that killed 20 children and six educators.

In a recent survey conducted by the New York State School Boards Association on superintendents’ assessment of their schools’ safety, most believed they are more safe than they were at this time last year.

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Hudson Valley News
10:04 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Forum in Putnam County Addresses School Safety

A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley is holding a roundtable later this morning on school safety. He is hosting the forum with a county sheriff.

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New England News
10:08 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

College cleared after search for reported gunman

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Manchester police say the Manchester Community College campus has been cleared after officers searched campus buildings for several hours when a student reported seeing a man with what she believed to be a gun in his waistband.

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WAMC News
8:20 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Orange County school safety funding moves forward

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GOSHEN – Three years of funding totaling $1.2 million for public school safety and security in Orange County was approved Wednesday by the Ways and Means Committee of the county legislature.

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WAMC News
7:57 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Former NYPD commissioner tells Westchester school, police officials improved collaboration is needed

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WHITE PLAINS – Former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton told some 300 people at a School Safety Symposium at Purchase College Wednesday parents, teachers, police, fire and other first responders need to work together to help stave off incidents of violence like the Newtown, CT tragedy.

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New England News
4:46 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Committee Formed To Look At School Safety In Springfield

James Ferrera, president of the Springfield City Council announces the formation of the Special Committee on School Safety, as several members of the new committee stand around him.
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A ten member special committee has been formed in Springfield Massachusetts to investigate  school safety.  The committee has a broad and open- ended assignment.

Springfield City Council President James Ferrera, who named the members of the Special Committee on School Safety on Monday, said he expects the panel will delve deeply into the subject and issue periodic reports and recommendations.

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Hudson Valley News
8:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Orange County officials work out compromise for school safety funding

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GOSHEN – Orange County administration and the county legislature have reached a compromise to provide $1.2 million over a three year period to enhance school safety procedures in the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

County Executive Unveils "Safer Communities" Program

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A county executive in the Hudson Valley is launching an initiative as a response to December’s Newtown, Connecticut mass school shooting. It’s called “Safer Communities”, and it kicks off next week with a symposium on school safety.

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