State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson wants to reassure parents who wonder if what happened in Newtown could happen to them.
Torlakson: "I believe our
California schools are safe."
He says the vast majority of schools carefully craft safety plans - working with teachers, staff and local law enforcement agencies.
Torlakson: "There's a lot of
nervous parents out there. That's natural, after a tragedy
like this. I think the good news is that administrators
across the state are re-looking at their plans."
But not all schools have filed those plans so they're not available to the public - and one state lawmaker says that is not good enough. He plans to reintroduce stalled legislation from last year that would withhold state funds from schools that fail to comply.