The shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, will shape the very foundation of school security across the country moving forward, according to one prominent school security expert.
Paul Timm, who serves as president of Illinois-based school security consulting firm RETA Security, says he has "no doubt" that this massacre will garner attention from federal lawmakers and that schools nationwide will be forced to look at their security measures in a completely new way.
Among the most important things that Timm believes schools will look at in the aftermath of this shooting is access control,
which he says has been glossed over for too long. "The name of the game is always going to be access control. Our access control procedures must be better
," he said.