(AP) -- School administrators, teachers and law enforcement will meet today to
discuss how to make Illinois
Gov. Pat Quinn scheduled the school safety summit in the wake of the Connecticut school
Patti Thompson is spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency. She says the summit is a starting point for a conversation about ways
to prevent school violence, improve emergency preparedness and make school
buildings more secure.
Among the agencies invited to attend are the Illinois State Police, the
State Board of Education and the Illinois Terrorism Task Force.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register
reports the Springfield School District withdrew a proposal to eliminate
three elementary school security personnel after the Connecticut shooting. District Spokesman
Pete Sherman says district leaders have been reviewing school safety plans.
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