Maine leaders consider ways to enhance school security

Friday, May 2, 2014

Months after 26 people were gunned down at an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut, school districts across Maine and the nation are still considering ways to keep their students safer.

Just weeks ago Maine lawmakers received two consultant reports evaluating school security across the Pine Tree state. On the whole they said while districts are fairing well there are many ways the system can improve.

The reports were put together at the request of the Maine Department of Education. They were drafted by Safe Havens International, which is a non-profit school safety center based in Georgia, as well as PDT Architects which is in Portland.

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