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Boston public schools to train all building staff for active-shooter situations

To ensure that Boston public schools are as prepared as possible for emergency situations, active-shooter training has been expanded to include all staff, according to the Boston Herald.

Principals and assistant principals began training last year with the guidance of Boston police, said the Herald. The training was then extended to school “safety teams’’ before being expanded to all staff this year, cafeteria workers and janitors included.

In addition to safety training, Boston public schools also updated buildings to equip them with new fire alarms, closed-circuit cameras, key-card access and public address systems, according to the Herald. The schools can also now communicate directly with Boston police using a radio system.

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