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In the wake of a recent shooting rampage at a Connecticut school, Trustees in Vancouver have voted to review local security measures.
Board Chair Patti Bacchus says safety is paramount, but they still want to ensure schools are a welcoming place.
She says a review now underway should be completed within a couple months.
Says Bacchus, "Essentially, the same motion, just a little more specific about when the report will come to ensure that it comes to committee... because we wanted to make sure that parents and employee groups who work in schools have an opportunity to provide feedback."
NPA Trustees are recommending restrictions which include locking most doors, but Bacchus says the Vision Vancouver-dominated Board prefers a 'less reactionary' approach.