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School security alerts in wake of Connecticut shooting

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Here in Cleveland and across the country school safety is on the minds of many, just days after the deadly school shooting in Connecticut.

Now many campuses are re-visiting their procedures to try to prevent something like this from ever happening again.

The superintendent of Jefferson Parish Schools in Louisiana is stepping up security at 80 campuses. He's ordering all doors and gates be checked and locked, security procedures and emergency response plans reviewed, and schools use only one entrance.

The President of the National School Safety and Security Services says because of budget cuts many schools nationwide have fallen behind in security, but it must be a priority. 

"We have to keep school safety on the front burner," says Ken Trump. "We have to look six months or six years out and make sure that we're still having those conversations and sensitivity as we are in the upcoming days."

Monday several schools across the nation had police parked outside of campuses. One school district in Pittsburgh got an emergency court order over the weekend that allowed security to be armed outside of the school.

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