Connecticut Shooting – How Secure Are Schools?
Since the horrific event that occurred on Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, many parents and others have been left wondering just how secure schools are. Obviously most of us think, the chances of a shooting occurring at an elementary school are very slim, but when events occur like what happned at Sandy Hook Elementary, it makes us all second guess those low chances.
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary occurred in the mid-morning of Friday, December 14th. 20-year-old Adam Lanza forced his way past the locked door of Sandy Hook Elementary school and proceeded to kill 6 adults and 20 children before taking his own life. Prior to entering the school, Lanza also took the life of his mother.
The incident has left the every citizen in Newtown disturbed and shocked as nothing like this has ever happened. Most residents are saying the situation doesn’t even yet feel real.
This should be a wake up call for may schools whether high school, middle school, or elementary school. Schools need to realize that even through they are only elementary, there is still danger. All those that enter schools should be ID’d upon entry and have an explanation for their entrance. However, sometimes with even the most extreme precautions taken, horrible and disturbing events such as Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, still manage to take place.