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Astorino said the aim is to create stronger bonds between the two sides since they would need to work together in the event of an active shooter situation at a school. But much of the focus was also on balancing efforts in mental health care with school violence prevention efforts.
The Safer Communities initiative will formally kick off on Feb. 27 at a school safety symposium at SUNY Purchase to bring the two sides together.
After a Westchester County town supervisor called for the annual gun show to be canceled following the Newtown, Conn. school shooting that left 26 teachers and students dead, the county announced it would not be renewing the show’s contract.