Today, December 14, 2015, is the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary
School shooting. It was a tragic event that took the lives of 20 children
and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old man,
took three guns and a military vest from his home in the morning on the
day of the incident and at around 9:30 a.m., authorities received their
first report of a shooting.
According to the reports, the doors to the school were locked at the time
Lanza arrived, but he used an automatic weapon to create an entrance for
himself. He then proceeded with his tragic act before taking his own life.
This was an incident that garnered a lot of media attention and proved
that our schools must utilize more safety and emergency procedures. Security
measures must be heightened in order to prevent situations like this from
happening in the future at schools across the country.
Schools should increase the security measures and monitoring of any visitors
who enter the grounds. There must also be emergency protocols that faculty
can utilize in order to secure classrooms and offices. This will allow
teachers and students to know what they should do in the event of an emergency
such as this.
At Paulson Coletti, we are dedicated to the safety of individuals in all
kinds of situations. We know how devastating this event was for all involved.
We take the time today to remember the victims and send our condolences
to the families who lost loved ones that day. We encourage schools at
all levels to take steps towards a more secure, safer property. The school
has a duty to protect all those who enter the grounds and taking the first
step means increasing the safety, security, and emergency measures.