Manchester school security focusing on fast communication
Students helped show off the new communications equipment to the visiting officials, including first responders.
Manchester, like towns and cities statewide, revisited school safety after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn. The new phone-intercom project launched thanks to an estimated $500,000 allocated last year by the city, Gatsas said.
Through the bipartisan state budget passed last year, Hassan said there are two positions established in Department of Safety's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to provide technical assistance and grants to schools around New Hampshire.
The last legislative session saw state leaders working to improve school security in other ways. Hassan noted she signed into law a bill that includes school-security design and integration as part of the approval process for school-building aid.
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