Binghamton's School Safety Concerns

By Kelly McCarthy

Binghamton's School Safety Concerns

December 19, 2012 Updated Dec 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, safety has been a top concern for school board members.

That was the case in Binghamton on Tuesday, where one school board member who spoke up said the school isn't doing enough when it comes to addressing mental illness.

But he said some of the responsibility lies with the community, despite the timing.

School administrators were quick to say anything done to increase safety is not related to the massacre at Sandy Hook.

And that it's something administrators think about year round.

"It's really not so much about the obvious thing a lot of people think about, you know the cost or the money, it's about really what is going to become practical for us to do and what makes sense because as we know people that are determined and want to find their way sometimes its very difficult to stop that," said Steve Deinhardt, Assistant Superintendent of the Binghamton City School District.

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