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New Sandy Hook Report Calls For Gun Laws, School Locks, Mental Health Care

A total of 20 children and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A total of 20 children and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission released a 200-page draft report Thursday with its recommendations in the wake of the deadly school shootings on Dec. 14, 2012.

The commission, appointed by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, will meet Friday to discuss the draft, which is dedicated to the six educators and 26 first-graders killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The draft includes recommendations on school classroom locks, safer and more secure school buildings and campuses; more gun-control measures; and findings by the panel's mental-health subcommittee on a "fragmented and underfunded" behavioral-health system, according to the Hartford Courant.

It recommends also the development of programs to help the entire state recover from mass tragedies, the Courant said.

On gun-control, the commission supports a statewide "suitability screening process" for people seeking gun permits, the Courant said.

It also calls for more oversight of children who are home-schooled, more school security measures, rules on 911 call centers, increased gun-control laws, more training on active shooter situations, and serial numbers on ammunition, among others.

Read the full story here at the Hartford Courant website.

Read the full final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission here .

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