(AP) — The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures and reassuring parents through text messages, emails and phone calls that their buildings are safe.
Driven by previous school shootings, many district officials say they already lock building doors, require identification from visitors, employ safety officers and have systems to notify parents of trouble..
Some rely on metal detectors and cameras.
But for all the preparation, experts say there are no guarantees.
The heightened vigilance was evident Friday when a New York City school was locked down after students reported seeing a man they didn't recognize. He was servicing the copy machine.
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Police, FBI agents and a bomb squad all showed up on a quiet residential street in North Buffalo overnight.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
Police say a Jamestown man was selling crack cocaine out of his barber shop on East Second Street.
City Hall is considering turning to taxpayers to help keep the lights on at the only movie theatre in downtown Buffalo.