State officials unveil new center at Western Connecticut State University aimed at fighting crises

State officials unveiled a new School Safety Center they say will help coordinate resources to prevent and fight crises at schools around the state.
They say the road map for safer K-12 schools starts at the western campus at Western Connecticut State University.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined state and university officials at WCSU for the unveiling of the new Connecticut Center for School Safety and Crisis Preparation Wednesday.
The center hired five regional safety consultants and is working with law enforcement to provide educators with crisis training.
Director Dr. Amery Bernhardt says the idea is to bring state resources together and help strengthen security across districts.
Administrators say even under-resourced districts will have access to training, security consultations and more mental health outreach.
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