School safety forum held in Huntington

Keeping kids safe at school is the topic of a forum today in Huntington. A symposium on school security is under way at the Huntington

School district leaders and local safety experts met today to discuss ways to protect students on Long Island.

School district leaders and local safety experts met today to discuss ways to protect students on Long Island. (1/9/13)

HUNTINGTON - School officials from across Long Island met with law enforcement officials today at a school security forum in Huntington.

The symposium, held at the Huntington Hilton, was spurred by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as well as a slew of threats to schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

According to safety experts, school districts need to consider perimeter protection to help identify visitors entering their buildings. A more costly option includes a mobile command center equipped with 12 different cameras and thermal imaging.
 

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