Malloy Urges Newtown Report Release; CT Spends $21M On School Security


With the first anniversary of the Newtown, Ct., school massacre a month away, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said the official report on the incident should have been released already, reports CTNewsJunkie. Danbury State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky has been working to compile a final report on the Dec. 14 murder of 20 children and six educators. The governor said prosecutors have concerns about personal information that might be contained in the report. “I'm frustrated that the report has not yet been issued,” Malloy said, stressing that state's attorneys work for the courts, not him.

Malloy announced a second wave of state funding to help local school districts bolster their school security systems in response to the Newtown shooting. The state has now directed $21 million in bond funds to reimburse local districts for their efforts to harden their existing school infrastructure. “We're talking about infrastructure projects consisting of the installation of surveillance cameras, bullet proof glass, electric locks, buzzers and card entry systems, and panic alarms,” he said. Malloy said no amount of infrastructure hardening will be able to prevent every act of violence at schools, but the state was obligated to make them as safe as possible.

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