Newtown Commission To Discuss School Safety
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s commission reviewing the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown is meeting to discuss possible school safety recommendations.
Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, said last week he believes the group has compiled enough information to begin putting together recommendations for school safety changes. He said he hopes to have a final report by late March, but acknowledged that’s an ambitious deadline.
The panel is scheduled to convene on Friday.
It marks the first time the group has met since the state police released about 7,000 pages of documents stemming from the investigation into the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting.
Some members of the commission have said they still hope to obtain more documents concerning the mental health of the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.
They are seeking more information about the last month of Lanza’s life, during which he remained isolated in the bedroom of his house, where he resided with his mother, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported.
Commission members, however, are powerless to subpoena Lanza’s mental health records, Schneidau reported.
The commission is waiting to hear from Lanza’s father, who members hope will agree to appear and share information about his son.
Lanza killed his mother in their home before driving to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed six educators and 20 children before turning the gun on himself. He turned a gun on himself as police moved in.
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