By Rich Weizel FARMINGTON, Connecticut (Reuters) - Connecticut on Tuesday released an additional $16 million in state funding toward boosting security at school buildings, nearly a year after a gunman massacred 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The funding follows an initial release of $5 million in September to pay for additions including bulletproof glass, panic alarms, surveillance cameras and other technology. "This allows us to continue to get resources out to the cities and towns that have begun work to modernize their security infrastructure and ramp up safety procedures at school buildings in the wake of the horrific events on December 14th," Governor Dannel Malloy at a gathering in the town of Farmington focused on school security. Malloy said the new funds, some generated through issuing state bonds, would be made available to 435 schools in 75 school districts, bringing the total number of schools with state security funding to 604 schools in 111 districts.
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