By all accounts Sandy Hook Elementary was better prepared than most: It had a new buzzer and camera system that visitors were required to go through to be admitted. It had lockdown procedures and safety drills and a good relationship with local first responders.
And yet, a gunman was still able to infiltrate the school and kill 26 people, before turning the gun on himself.
How do we make schools safer? Is it just about surveillance cameras, metal detectors and locked doors?
We'll take a look at school safety in Massachusetts.
- Paul Andrews, director of professional development and government services for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents and a former superintendent himself
- Sean Burke, president of the School Safety Advocacy Council
- Laura McNeal, senior fellow at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School
This segment aired on December 18, 2012.