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Birmingham Public Schools to tighten security in wake of Sandy Hook tragedy

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The shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut is prompting new safety procedures and a review of existing plans for the Birmingham Public School district.

According to a release School Superintendent Daniel Nerad told the Board of Education this week the district will continue to lock all doors into buildings and will hire security staff members in the short term, until more permanent plans can be put into place.

Nerad said, "we do not want to do anything that will create a false sense of security. I believe more than anything that our parents, students  and community members expect us to do all that we reasonably can."

Nerad is scheduled to give the board a more in-depth report on the new safety procedures that are being considered on Feb. 5.

20 first-graders and six adults were killed when gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on December 14.

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