sandy hook http://kut.org en How Texas School Security Has Changed Since Sandy Hook http://kut.org/post/how-texas-school-security-has-changed-sandy-hook <p>Saturday marks <a href="http://kut.org/post/developing-shooting-elementary-school-connecticut">the one-year anniversary</a> of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p>The shooting left 20 students and six adults dead. It also caused school districts and lawmakers across the country to re-examine security protocols in schools – including Texas.&nbsp;</p><p>“When you talk about Sandy Hook Elementary and what happened that day – I think that a lot of people believe that it created or caused a reaction by law enforcement, first responders – that somehow changed from what we had been doing," says Austin School District Police Chief Eric Mendez.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124656405&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:46:33 +0000 Kate McGee 9363 at http://kut.org How Texas School Security Has Changed Since Sandy Hook Why Texas Can't Withold 911 Tapes http://kut.org/post/why-texas-cant-withold-911-tapes <p>On Dec. 14, it will have been exactly one year <a href="http://kut.org/post/developing-shooting-elementary-school-connecticut">since the school massacre</a> at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut that killed a total of 28 people, including 20 children.</p><p>Over the past several days, national news media organizations have been struggling with the question of whether to publish the recently released 911 calls. Clearly, many victims' families simply want to be left alone – to not be forced to relive the horror. And yet a Connecticut judge ruled to release those tapes, citing state law.&nbsp;</p><p>Other states specifically prohibit the release of 911 tapes. What about Texas?&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/124205370&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Emily Donahue 9344 at http://kut.org Why Texas Can't Withold 911 Tapes