The new Sandy Hook Elementary in Monroe. Photo: Monroe Police Department. Jan. 3, 2013.
Updated: Friday, 18 Jan 2013, 4:55 PM EST
Published : Friday, 18 Jan 2013, 4:55 PM EST
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Stratford company is nearly finished with installing state-of-the-art security equipment at the Monroe school where students from Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have attended since the deadly shooting.
Thomas Marino Jr., whose father owns Advanced Security Technologies, said he reached out to manufacturers after the Dec. 14 massacre, asking whether they'd be willing to donate equipment if Advanced Security Technologies contributed the labor to install it at the former Chalk Hill school.
On Friday, Marino said he's collected hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. It's enough to outfit the Monroe school with technology ranging from an intrusion detection system to a panic alarm, as well as Newtown's other five schools.
The Newtown Board of Education voted Thursday to accept 30 cameras, the final step at Chalk Hill.