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Sandy Hook Elementary

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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. 

“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.

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A bill creating school marshals is headed to the Governor for his signature. The state Senate gave final approval to the bill today.

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Updated, 2:40 p.m.: Lone Star College's North Harris campus near Houston has been evacuated and closed for the day, according to the community college's website.

​Updated, 2:26 p.m.: Three people have been injured in a shooting Tuesday at Lone Star College's North Harris campus near Houston, a police spokesman said.

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Dallas joined cities nationwide in ringing bells this morning at 8:30 in remembrance of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Twenty-six children and adults were killed in the shooting rampage a week ago today.