Bridgeport schools get $1 million for security enhancements in plan announced by Gov. Dannel Malloy today

The first round of schools to receive $5 million in grants to enhance security was announced today by Gov. Dannel Malloy, with a fifth of

The grants are funded as part of a bill passed this year in response to the Newtown school shootings.

The grants are funded as part of a bill passed this year in response to the Newtown school shootings. (9/18/13)

BRIDGEPORT - The first round of schools to receive $5 million in grants to enhance security was announced today by Gov. Dannel Malloy, with a fifth of the funding going to Bridgeport schools.

As part of the Newtown bill passed this year, 23 Bridgeport schools will split $1 million to buy new security infrastructure. Officials introduced the plan for a centralized security system during the last school year.

Bridgeport Public School Superintendent Paul Vallas and other city officials say the plan also includes new electronic locks and digital cameras installed around the perimeter of every school.

Bridgeport received the most money of all districts statewide in the first round of grant allocations.

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