Connecticut teaming up with group to combat school violence

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is partnering with the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise to help train students, educators and school administrators on how to protect against school violence.

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Sandy Hook Promise are expected to train more than 116,000 students across Connecticut on how to identify, assess, intervene and get help for those showing at-risk behaviors.

Connecticut is using $500,000 in federal funding to operate two programs, known as "Start With Hello," ''Say Something" and "SOS Signs of Suicide."

To date, Sandy Hook Promise has trained more than 3.5 million youth and adults in at least one of its programs in all 50 states. Organizers say such training has helped to avert multiple school shooting plots.

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