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Security experts say school safety can be improved, but threats can't be eliminated


Bulletproof glass and other security measures can make schools safer, but there’s no way to eliminate the risk of violence, architects told a Connecticut panel looking at bolstering school security. The Connecticut Post says the architects discussed with the the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission possible safety improvements to bolster security at schools. Among the upgrades: More restrictions on access to buildings, removal of sight-line obstructions outside schools, installation of locks on classroom doors, allowing police to access surveillance cameras inside schools from computers in their cruisers and putting up reinforced glass. The panel was formed in response to the December shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

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