Lawmakers reviewing school security practices

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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 3:25 PM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Education leaders are reviewing Louisiana school security procedures after the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

Superintendent of Education John White suggested lawmakers should tweak a state law from 2001 that requires all elementary and secondary public schools to have a written crisis management and response plan.

White recommended that school districts get local law enforcement more involved in designing the plans, that the crisis plan be rehearsed and that more details be required in creating the plans.

His suggestions were made to the House homeland security committee, which heard Thursday from education leaders and law enforcement officials about what crisis prevention and response plans already exist - and what could be done to strengthen them.

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