HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering minimum standards for school emergency plans, more drills and additional training after the massacre at a Newtown elementary school last month.
West Hartford state Rep. Andrew Fleischmann is co-chairman of the legislature's Education Committee. He says many districts have excellent plans that are properly practiced. But he says some districts might have weak plans and that's not acceptable.
Currently, districts are not required to submit their emergency plans to the state for review. They're also not required to notify the state when they've conducted the security drills mandated by state law.
Janet Robinson is the Newtown superintendent of schools. She says she believes more drills should be required because anticipating those kinds of emergencies is not ingrained in school officials.
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