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Sandy Hook Commission to discuss school safety

Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown

January 10, 2014 5:57:02 AM PST
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet on Fridayto discuss safe school design and school security safety plans.

The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is a 16-member panel of experts tasked with reviewing current policies and making specific recommendations in the areas of public safety, with particular attention paid to school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention.

Some members have said they still hope to get more documents concerning the mental health of the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza.

The commission hopes to present its final report by the end of March.

Meanwhile, a public safety dispatcher in a Connecticut town bordering Newtown is being allowed to keep his job despite an outcry over a comment he posted on Facebook about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Gregory Beck is a resident of and dispatcher in Brookfield. Referring to a tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed in 2012 at the Newtown school called "26 Days of Kindness," Beck wrote on Facebook in November that his kindness would be distributing ammunition to his friends. He later apologized.

The News-Times of Danbury reports the town's Board of Ethics decided Thursday to take no disciplinary action against Beck, who posted the comment while working as a town dispatcher.

Beck has resigned his seat on the town school board because of the posting.

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