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Lakeville Schools to Create Security Task Force in Wake of Newtown Shootings

The task force will look at security and make recommendations to the school board if needed.

Just hours after the Newtown, CT school shooting on Friday that left 28 people dead, including 20 children, Lakeville Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Snyder wrote an email to parents.

In it, she offered condolences and sympathy to those affected, and addressed concerns folks may have over Lakeville's own security policies.

Snyder was candid in the letter, telling parents she tasked building principals to review their security plans and procedures during the week and send recommendations for improvement.

To that end, Snyder has also decided to take administrative action. Within the next two weeks, Lakeville schools will form a task force to make school security recommendations for all schools that the School Board can consider. Those findings are expected within six weeks.

Snyder told Sun Thisweek that the group will use the information building principals were tasked with developing, as well as other information, and then provide recommendations to the board within six weeks.

Some members of the task force may include parents, the report said.

Lakeville Patch will follow the story.

bdss-security.com December 28, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Its long over due there needs to be at least one armed responder on ever school campas and college. That way there is a person on site that will know the lay out and can respond within minutes of anything that kicks off and might even save lives.
Andy Charrier December 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Probably a lot of common sense steps that can be taken, but it has to start with staffing/controlling the open doors whenever the building is open at all. If that step isn't taken, then we are not serious about security.
Terry Elliott December 29, 2012 at 08:27 PM
It's not even a new idea. President Clinton proposed it in 2000 as part of the COPS in Schools program. But now that the NRA has proposed it, liberals are against it.

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