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6 Questions the Press needs to ask the SANDY HOOK – Newtown Public School District School Board & Superintendent
- Did Adam Lanza have an IEP [Individualized Education Plan] required by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act)?
- In 2012 did the Newtown Public School District’s Emergency and School Safety plan meet Connecticut state requirements and federal USDOE standards?
- Do the current Safety / Emergency plans provide specific shooting preventions tactics?
- Did the Superintendent and school board meet with Law Enforcement officials to determine what role the school district played in preventing the shooting?
A team of Congressional school safety experts who provide special reports to congress say that the shooting situation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticutwas likely preventable.
The team believes that there appears to have been a lack of proper exterior monitoring and training of staff to visually detect weapons and threats.
“The Newtown, Connecticut shooting appears to have been caused by a lack of exterior monitoring of the school as is recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice Safe Schools guidelinesand a lack of training of staff in weapons identification and threat assessment”, states Dale Yeager the leader of the congressional report development team. “Over the next few weeks the district administrators and school board need to be asking some tough questions.”