News Nearby: Off-Duty Suffolk Cop Killed in Crash on Route 25

Also, area schools look at security measures.

Off-Duty Suffolk Cop Killed in Commack Crash

An off-duty Suffolk County police officer was killed early Friday morning in a crash along Jericho Turnpike in Commack, police said.

Patrick Curley, of Huntington, was driving an SUV westbound on Route 25, near Siracusa Boulevard, when his vehicle collided with a Winters Brothers garbage truck that was backing out of a business onto Route 25 at 3:33 a.m, according to police.

Board of Education Takes on Hauppauge School Security

The Hauppauge School District is working to tighten security across its schools to ensure a more secure environment after the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., officials assured parents at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

Security Updates Made Priority at Smithtown Schools

Security measures for all of the Smithtown Central School District schools are being updated.

Superintendent Anthony Annunziato announced during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting that security changes are possible, including hiring an outside security consultant.

One change Annunziato has already made to the security measures is the pushing up of Phase 3 of the district's 24-hour indoor and outdoor surveillance camera installation.

Phase 3 is the installation of the cameras at all of the elementary schools in the district. This was to be completed over the summer for the 2013-14 school year but Annunziato said installation should be completed in two weeks.

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School additional security measures have been established in Three Village schools, according to the Board of Education, which also said in a statement on Tuesday that the district won't use armed security guards in its schools.

Basilica Patsos January 13, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Security cameras , double door entry with bullet proof glass called a bandit barrier only one door can open at a time the intruder or visitor cannot enter or leave unless he / or she is buzzed in !Forget the armed guards they will only get killed! Time for common sense !


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