Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sen. Richard Moore (D-Uxbridge), the Senate pro-tempore, has introduced a package of three bills aimed at increasing school security.
Thursday, February 14
Editor's Note: State Sen. Richard Moore provided the following information. Like many, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, was emotionally touched and equally disturbed by the horrific massacre that took place two months ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In a Guest Commentary and letter to constituents, the veteran legislator expressed his sorrow for the victims, and also signaled the need to pursue a “rational approach” in order to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. Moore is now taking action to improve school safety. Recently, the Senate’s new Senate President Pro Tempore filed a set of bills that will promote student safety, security and well-being, without focusing on further gun restrictions. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
State Sen. Richard T. Moore, in a statement on gun violence, argues: "the problem of gun violence extends beyond the choice of weapon and the person who uses it in a violent crime."
Friday, January 25
By Senator Richard T. Moore The topic of gun violence in society has recently resurfaced following the horrific events that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut just over a month ago. This unspeakable violence has rekindled a debate about methods for keeping our schools, streets and, overall, communities safe from future occurrences of such horrific violence. Second Amendment rights activists have since found themselves pitted against gun control proponents, and vice versa. Some have positioned the rule of law as the strongest deterrent of such violence, claiming that without stronger penalties, bans on certain devices, or new regulations, we will not be safe. Others, on the other hand, have asserted just the …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Milford public schools will review and revise safety procedures, such as lockdowns, beginning in January, and by spring will provide additional training for staff in security efforts, including surviving a shooting.
Milford Schools will review all of its procedures related to school security beginning in January, and revisions may include providing remote-operated panic buttons to staff, expanding surveillance systems and changing lockdown procedures. The review of existing safety procedures will be taken up in January by a subcommittee, said Superintendent Robert Tremblay. By spring, he said, all staff will be trained in additional security steps that they can take to prevent and survive a school shooting. The professional development is a sad reality, he said, referring to the fatal shooting last week of 26 young children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school. "Never did I envision as a superintendent that we had to prepare ourselves for …