Sandy Hook panel to hear from security experts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An architect testifying before a panel set up by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the Newtown school shootings says there is no way to build a school that will be entirely free of risk.

Jim LaPosta, chief architectural officer at Hartford-based JCJ Architects, says steps can be taken to make schools safer but nobody wants to make the buildings feel scary to students by overdoing security measures.

LaPosta spoke Friday before the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. The commission will be making recommendations to Malloy by March 15 on school safety, mental health issues and gun violence prevention.

The panel is hearing testimony from several architects, an infrastructure protection official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a retired FBI agent and the head of a national school safety group.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

No
Like It
 
Don't Like It
 
 
 

Comments

We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 

Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 


Connecticut (change)

 
Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.