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Security and safety training is increased at isle schools

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 25, 2014

~~<p>In the months since the Sandy Hook mass shooting that left 26 students and staffers at the Connecticut elementary school dead in December 2012, Hawaii has stepped up its security and safety training at public schools to prevent similar tragedies here, school officials told lawmakers Monday.</p>
<p>The state Department of Education has increased training for school-based security officers, strengthened annual lockdown drills and forged partnerships with local and mainland police to help ensure safety at the state's more than 250 public schools.</p>
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In the months since the Sandy Hook mass shooting that left 26 students and staffers at the Connecticut elementary school dead in December 2012, Hawaii has stepped up its security and safety training at public schools to prevent similar tragedies here, school officials told lawmakers Monday.

The state Department of Education has increased training for school-based security officers, strengthened annual lockdown drills and forged partnerships with local and mainland police to help ensure safety at the state's more than 250 public schools. Login for more...



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