Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
GLASTONBURY, CT (WFSB) -
After the tragedy in Newtown, schools across our state and around the country began taking a hard look at security, but those measures do not come cheap.
"On Dec. 15, when the sun rose on Connecticut school campuses public, private and Catholic, I think there was a new normal for us," said Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Executive Director Doug Lyons. "I think whatever policies procedures, practices, protocol standards we had in place, all of us wanted to relook at those."
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"I couldn't stop crying, honestly, it affected me," said Superintendent at Hartford Archdiocese Catholic Schools Dale Hoyt.
Through their own grief, school officials are focused on what needed to be done. In Glastonbury, they are starting right away.
"There's an obligation," said Glastonbury Public Schools Superintendent Alan Bookman. "There's an obligation to do everything you can to safeguard the students in the town from something like that happening here or anywhere else."
Town Council quickly approved $485,000 for new technology at school buildings, including swipe cards, buzzers and cameras. Another $218,000 was approved for security guards to finish out this school year and $500,000 for the next year.
All of the security measures are expected to cost more than $1 million and all will be paid for by the taxpayers of Glastonbury, Bookman said. He told Eyewitness News that he is hoping to receive state or federal funding, but none has been approved or received at this time.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget proposal does not include specific funds for school security. However, it does increase municipal funding by $30 million. The governor's office said towns could choose to put some of those funds toward security.
"If the states going to fund the security or the municipality, let's fund it for all the students, public and non-public students," said Hoyt, who oversees Catholic schools in 26 towns.
Hoyt told Eyewitness News that he faces a different when looking at increasing safety measures at schools. Instead of increasing tuition, he said he is hoping that state lawmakers will help out his schools with funding.
"I realize that we are in a tight budget here in Connecticut," Hoyt said. "But, I think our eyes were opened in December and we have to put our children first."
Lyons, who oversees 97 privately funded schools, faces a similar problem.
"We're not about to gate, or moat, all of our schools," he said. "And so what we need to look at is, what's reasonable?"
Lyons said what changes are made will be decided on a school-to-school basis.
"We will find a way to run more efficiently in other areas, but we're not going to ever make a decision about school security that's been motivated by cost," he said. "That's not going to happen."
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