Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -
After the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last month, school security has become a major concern.
On Monday, educators from across the country came to Connecticut to learn more about what can be done to keep our schools and children safe.
In the weeks following the tragedy, schools have started to review their own security protocols and plan on adding more to keep everyone safe.
"That was a terrible thing that happened at Sandy Hook," said Christine Corey of Southington. "It makes me cry to think about it and we need to do whatever we can to be sure our babies are not in danger."
Principals, superintendents and town leaders from cities and towns in Connecticut headed to the Aqua Turf in Southington to hear from a panel of national experts on some of the best practices used across the country to secure school buildings.
"I think the safety of our children comes first," Corey said. "Worry about the cost later. Worry about protecting our children now."
The conference was dubbed as a security symposium. Districts also learned about the steps that can be taken at a local level when it comes to ensuring the safety of students inside.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother while she slept at her home before he went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 children and six adults. He killed himself as police made their way into the building.
While educators learned tips Monday, many school districts have already stepped up security. In addition to reviewing security procedures, some have added a police presence for the time being or private, unarmed security guards.
Safety reviews are under way in school districts statewide like Ellington, Wolcott and Waterbury.
The security symposium held in Southington on Monday was presented by a number of organizations, including the state Department of Education, the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.
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