HARTFORD - A legislative task force created in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting held its first of four meetings yesterday on gun violence and school safety.

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Lawmakers heard testimony on school security concerns and ideas for improving safety. The task force's subcommittee on gun violence prevention will hold a public hearing on Monday, and the subcommittee on mental health will hold a public hearing Tuesday.

The full task force will hold a public hearing Wednesday night at Newtown High School.