The town of Oxford, Connecticut and its public schools will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services to create a security operations center (SOC) with three personnel monitoring the district's four school campuses. Additionally, the $500,000K grant will also allow for a mass notification system that will allow schools to lockdown in seconds, according to

An impetus for the creation of a security operations center has been mass school shootings that have happened around the country in recent years, including Newtown, Parkland and Santa Fe. According to Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes, the grant will allow for additional security measures across the schools to prevent school shootings and unauthorized visitors, but also help monitor school campuses to prevent bullying and other illegal activities on campus.