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Published December 13, 2013, 07:52 PM

Public school officials discuss safety procedures on the eve of the Newtown Connecticut shooting

It was nearly a year ago that the nation was rocked by another school shooting. The deadly mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. A shooting that still has the Newtown community healing and those throughout the nation reacting, re-evaluating their school's safety procedures.

By: Michael Yoshida, WDAZ

It was nearly a year ago that the nation was rocked by another school shooting. The deadly mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. A shooting that still has the Newtown community healing and those throughout the nation reacting, re-evaluating their school's safety procedures.

It was a year ago Saturday that Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. On Monday, Newtown representatives said those who lost their lives would be honored and remembered by the community in quiet, personal and respectful ways.

The town is not hosting any memorial events and has asked the public and press to allow residents of Newtown to have time to be alone and quiet with time for personal and communal reflection.

The school shooting has resulted in both reflection and re-evaluation of school safety procedures throughout the nation. School officials in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks say that changes to school security began following the columbine school shooting and they have continued to review and improve them ever since.

Towns throughout the nation will hold their own memorials. President Obama has said that he and the first lady will observe a moment of silence at the White House in memory of the victims.

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