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Westport School Security Audit to Include Town Hall

The decision follows last week’s arrest of a man at Town Hall who was charged with creating a public disturbance and criminal trespass as well as an 86-year-old woman who brought a BB gun into town hall Tuesday night.

 

Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff announced that a school safety study requested by the Board of Education will be expanded to include Westport Town Hall.

“Town Hall is home to the Board of Education offices as well as town offices and it is entirely appropriate that the building be included,” he said.

Joseloff said Board of Education Chairman Elaine Whitney agreed to include Town Hall in its security review which was prompted by the December tragedy in Newtown.

The  at its Jan. 2 meeting and the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) is expected to take up the request at its Feb. 5 meeting.

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In addition, Joseloff said he has asked Police Chief Dale Call to arrange briefings for town employees at all locations on security precautions.

The announcement followed last week’s arrest of a man at Town Hall who was charged with creating a public disturbance and criminal trespass as well as an arrest of an 86-year-old woman who brought a BB gun into Town Hall Tuesday night.

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