Companies donate security technology to Newtown
"It was hard for us to realize what was happening," Marino said. In an effort to provide some peace of mind to Sandy Hook students, staff and parents, he decided to reach out to about a dozen security manufacturers and ask whether they'd donate equipment if his father's company contributed the labor to install it at the new school in Monroe.
"Nobody said no," he said.
Marino said he has since collected hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of equipment and other services. It's been enough to outfit the Monroe school with technology ranging from an intrusion detection system to a panic alarm, as well as to fully equip Newtown's five other schools.