Parents and students wait patiently to be buzzed in for orientation.
It's back to the books tomorrow at New Haven's Co-Op Arts and Humanities High School.
“I’m a senior, so I’m excited to get this school year over with, and graduate,” said Natasha Biera.
She's used to the procedures here complete with locked doors, cameras, and metal detectors.
Principal Frank Costanzo says he's met with their security team. They have 3-4 officers in the building at any given time, and they have briefings every week.
“They update us on any trends or patterns, we also have daily entrance strong security there,” Costanzo said. “Every bag is checked.”
He says it is primarily a deterrent to increase security.
"By necessity being an urban district, it's something we're always focused on,” said Will Clark, Chief Operating Officer in New Haven.
Clark says while the new Co-Op High school has new digital cameras, they're working to get these cameras at every school, connecting them to first responders.
They're also looking to the future...applying for a grant with the state for stronger measures.
“It would essentially be seamless and you wouldn't really see it but behind the scenes those cameras would be upgraded,” Clark said. “Some of the key code access cards and some more training for our security teams.”
This student says she's seen them in action and feels safer for it.
“There have been a couple of fights and everything, but it’s been handled pretty quickly by the security guards and staff,” Biera said.
Farmington police say an officer shot and killed a man while responding to a fight between a father and his adult son.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A snow and ice storm headed for New England is expected to slow travel and put utilities and airports on alert.
Police have identified a man who was shot in the head in New Haven Thursday, and was originally misidentified because of a fake ID in his possession.
The treasurer of the Milford Rotary Club has been arrested on larceny charges on accusations he embezzled more than $200,000 from the Milford Rotary and two other groups.
The state Democratic Party is returning a $10,000 contribution from the chief executive of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, saying it has learned he could be a state contractor.
West Haven officials say state plans to eliminate Exit 44 on Interstate 95 south will make it harder for the city to attract business.
Residents make sure to gas up your vehicles and buy any basic necessities today, as some may see nearly a foot of snow in this weekend's storm.
For residents looking for tips on how to prepare and stay safe during a weather-related emergency, the state has a Guide to Emergency Preparedness.
A Stamford man convicted of attempted murder after he unknowingly hired an undercover police officer as a hit man to kill his wife has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Every week we take a moment to look back at the last week using your pictures and video. This past week, we got a lot of pictures of the season's first 'measurable' snowfall.