HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The panel reviewing the Newtown school shooting is expected to hear from an Israeli homeland security official, who will discuss methods used in the Middle Eastern nation to safeguard schools.

The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is also scheduled to be briefed Friday by Department of Administrative Services Commissioner Donald DeFronzo, chairman of the state’s new School Security Infrastructure Council. That panel has until Jan. 1 to recommend new standards to improve or enhance security and safety in new and existing Connecticut schools.

The 16-member commission was created by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in January following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The panel is reviewing current public safety policy, including school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention. Their recommendations are expected later this year or next.

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