In response to the recent school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf's sponsored Commitment to the Community Committee is hosting a presentation this morning by security experts John Hudson and Louis Gentile of J.P. Hudson and Associates Inc.
John Hudson is the founder and owner, and Louis Gentile is president and CEO of the firm, which was hired by District Attorney Stephen Zappala to investigate the security issues at the Western Psychiatric Institute following the shooting last March 8 in which an employee was killed.
Hudson and Gentile will discuss numerous aspects of school and municipal security and offer some solutions as well as possible funding sources/grants.
"While none of us want to overreact in protecting our students and boroughs, we likewise cannot dismiss the recent events," said Gregg Bowers, chief operating officer at the School for the Deaf and chair of the Commitment to the Community Committee. "Due to their backgrounds, experiences and trainings, Mr. Hudson and Mr. Gentile can provide an invaluable resource assisting us in our goal of keeping our students and general public as safe as possible."