Parents’ confidence in school safety increases nationally

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More than a year-and-a-half after 20 elementary students and six teachers were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., parents are more secure in their child’s safety, according to Gallup’s annual Work and Education poll.

The poll indicates 27 percent of parents in the United States say they fear for their child’s safety at school, which is down from 33 percent — the percentage of parents who feared for their child’s safety after the tragic shooting in Newtown. It stayed at that level for a year, according to Gallup.

Although it wasn’t a response to the Sandy Hook shooting, some Butler County school districts have invested several thousands to millions of dollars to secure their school buildings during the past two years.

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