LI schools boosting security

School districts across Long Island are pushing to make their schools safer in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month.

School districts across Long Island are pushing to make their schools safer in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month. (1/20/13)

WOODBURY - School districts across Long Island are pushing to make their schools safer in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month.

Herricks School District is hiring security to be stationed at its elementary schools, and Port Washington schools are considering a swipe-card access system for staff. South Huntington schools are installing "panic buttons," and the Amagansett district may place privacy film on doors and windows.

On Wednesday, a school safety seminar will be hosted by Suffolk County to offer security strategies for educators.

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