Local School Reacts To Newtown School Shooting

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Larry-Richert Larry Richert
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – On Friday, a gunman broke into an elementary school and shot and killed 26 women and children.

While authorities sort out the motives of the shooter, questions arise as to how secure our schools are and what could be done to prevent this in the future.

Locally, we hear of Butler area schools sending armed guards to school, and other schools are reevaluating their security systems and emergency preparedness.

KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert talked to Dr. Michael Panza, superintendent of the Sto-Rox Area School District, about what he is hearing from students, teachers, and other administrators, as well as what he is doing at his schools in the wake of the shooting rampage.