(AP) — The mass killing inside a Connecticut elementary school has educators across the country reviewing their security measures and reassuring parents through text messages, emails and phone calls that their buildings are safe.
Driven by previous school shootings, many district officials say they already lock building doors, require identification from visitors, employ safety officers and have systems to notify parents of trouble..
Some rely on metal detectors and cameras.
But for all the preparation, experts say there are no guarantees.
The heightened vigilance was evident Friday when a New York City school was locked down after students reported seeing a man they didn't recognize. He was servicing the copy machine.
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Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.
Michelle Price with Newport News Public Schools told WAVY.com at least three city school buses ran substantially late Wednesday afternoon, delivering children home several hours after dismissal.
Plans to enhance a popular park in Smithfield are on hold. Some people say City Council is trying to commercialize a natural and historic treasure, and leave them out of the loop.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.
A police standoff at a Newport News home turned deadly Wednesday evening.