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NY Comptroller's Office reviewing school safety plans statewide

Jun 05, 2018 5:45 am
The Times Union is reporting state auditors are reviewing safety plans for schools across New York in an effort to make certain local districts are as prepared as possible for a school shooting. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced the review June 4. He said auditors from his office will check to make sure schools are complying with a 2000 state law requiring the creation of plans for violence prevention, student evacuations and emergency communication. Auditors are expected to begin the field work in June as the school year winds down. DiNapoli said the state must do all it can to protect children from school shootings. In the legislature, Republicans have proposed an increase in funding for armed school security officers, while Democrats have put forward several gun control measures. Read the full story in the Times Union.