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In Wake of School Massacre Local District Reviews Policies

Bayport-Blue Point administrators speak with staff to ensure protocols are followed in such emergency scenarios.

In the wake of what is being described as the second worst school massacre in history, local school officials are reviewing emergency incident protocols and policies to ensure staff and building employees know what to do in the case of such scenarios.

Early Friday morning 27 people, including 20 students, were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter was found dead following the tragedy, according to the latest news coverage at Newtown Patch.

As media reports continue to bring further details, the Bayport-Blue Point School District is reviewing emergency response practices and speaking with staff members.

“The administration will be reviewing those with members of its staff and reinforcing the importance they play in students' safety," a district spokesperson told Patch.

"In the event of any tragedy or emergency situation the district will work to ensure that the lines of communication remain open, especially with its parent community," the spokesperson said. "Using the district's connect ed calling system they would continue to disseminate information as quickly as it becomes available."

An inquiry regarding district response to the tragedy was not immediately received from the Sayville School District.

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