HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A panel created by Gov. Dannel Malloy after the deadly Newtown school shooting released a set of draft recommendations Thursday for improvements to school safety and changes to gun laws and the state’s mental health care system.
The 256-page draft report from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission was posted online. The panel appointed by Malloy gathered input over more than two years from experts and others, including victims’ family members. Members are expected to meet Friday to make modifications to the draft report and eventually present the final document to the governor, possibly in early March.
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Early in the report, commission members concede “no school can be totally free of the risk of violence,” short of transforming them into gated, prison-like facilities. But the group recommends safe school design and operation strategies and closer coordination with law enforcement, mental health experts and security professionals as a way to help make safer school environments possible.