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NBC Reporters go Undercover at Local Schools to Test Security; Hazel Elementary School Included

Hazel School "passes" test by undercover NBC reporters testing security in schools, according to Interim Superintendent James O'Neill.

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NBC reporters went undercover in various schools throughout New Jersey and New York City to test the security in elementary schools in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. massacre that occurred almost a year ago, according to a report from nbcnews.com

The reporters were able to gain easy access to seven out of 10 schools they visited in New York City and one out of five schools in New Jersey, according to the report.

Hazel Elementary School was one of the schools the undercover reporters visited in New Jersey and they were not able to gain easy access to students, according to James O'Neill, Interim Superintendent for the West Orange School District.

"It is my understanding that the Today Show was not successful getting into four of five schools in New Jersey and yes, Hazel was one of the schools,"O'Neill said through email correspondence with the Patch. "The producer of the show made a point of calling me to tell me Hazel passed with flying colors and that they were impressed by the procedure."  

For the full report and video, click here.

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