Besides active-shooter drills, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin outlined other steps such as shatter-resistant windows, classroom doors that lock quickly and anti-bullying programs during the two-day KidStrong Conference arranged by the state Department of Education.
The recommendations come from a new report drawn from a summit on school safety held in February. The subject has gotten a closer look following the December massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"We were going for practical, local steps that people can take," Goodwin said after his presentation. "A lot of these things, people can pick up community by community, school by school."