Massachusetts governor to create school safety task force

Friday, January 17, 2014

Gov. Deval Patrick is creating a new task force on school safety and security.

Patrick says the task force will come up with a model school security plan that school districts can adapt to ensure students, teachers and school staff stay safe in emergency situations.

The task force, made up of officials from a number of state agencies, will be asked to develop recommendations to help schools prepare and update safety plans and draft school-based training and exercise programs.

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