SDUSD to Review School Safety

By Megan Tevrizian and Sarah Grieco
|  Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013  |  Updated 9:03 PM PDT
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In light of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 26 dead, the San Diego Unified School District is calling for a safety plan at its schools.

In light of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 26 dead, the San Diego Unified School District is calling for a safety plan at its schools.

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San Diego Unified School District officials will discuss campus security following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
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In light of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 26 dead, the San Diego Unified School District is calling for a safety plan at its schools.

Board member Scott Barnett is asking his colleagues for a district-wide review of the safety plans. They also hope to find out how much it would cost to make improvements during the meeting on Tuesday night.

The report would take into account the threat to students, teachers and faculty during a variety of circumstances, including natural disasters like earthquakes or fires.

Barnett said the goal is not to make schools an armed fortress, but fully and properly prepared for potential dangers.

Currently SDUSD has its own police department, and it is working on technology that would stream video from each campus directly to police vehicles.

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