Mayor addresses security in New Milford
Updated 11:17 am, Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Mayor Pat Murphy of New Milford issued the following statement regarding security in the town's schools and other buldings:
The tragic events of December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School have motivated all of us to take a second look at how we manage our school campus security.
To that end, our community, school and police agencies continue to review, upgrade, enhance and strengthen our policies, plans and infrastructure to meet today's needs.
In addition, we have decided to hire an outside agency specializing in security to conduct a school vulnerability assessment of each campus.
Through this process our schools can continue the actions necessary to prevent, mitigate and lessen potential risks with continued development of customized school emergency management plans.
We appreciate your suggestions and your cooperation as we work collaboratively within our community to keep our schools as safe as possible for our children.