Maine Education Department Meets with Emergency Officials after Conneticut Tragedy 

Emergency planning for schools was the topic of discussion in a meeting between Maine’s education commissioner, police and emergency officials.”We’re looking at the possibility of taking some of those evacuation drills, we actually require quite a few in the early grades K-to-4, we require ten a year. Could we take some of those and turn them into lockdown drills?” Commented David Connerty-Marin, spokesperson for Maine’s education department.The group will focus on where the Department of Education might be able to offer more help to make Maine schools safer.