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The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December still loom like a dark cloud over all school districts in Connecticut.
Since then, administrators have been looking for ways to beef up security around school buildings.
In Cheshire, certain steps have been taken already, such as a check-in desk in the front lobby of Cheshire High School and security cameras.
Now, the district will get some help when it comes to funding its current initiatives and any new ones in the future.
Cheshire was one of six school districts in Greater New Haven to receive money from the state in regards to school safety. The total amount of the grant, split between 36 Connecticut districts, is $5 million, with Cheshire getting a little over $100,000. The money is earmarked for security projects, to help better protect schools and children against any crisis that may arise.
For more on this story, and how Cheshire will spend the money, see an upcoming edition of The Cheshire Herald.