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State takes precautions following CA mass shooting

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Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered extra patrols around DDS facilities like Harc in Hartford. (WFSB photo) Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered extra patrols around DDS facilities like Harc in Hartford. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Extra state police patrols will be out in Connecticut on Thursday to stand guard at some state offices.

Gov. Dannel Malloy said that it's in response to a mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA that left 14 dead and more than a dozen injured.

The shooting on Wednesday happened less than two weeks away from the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown that left 26 students and staff dead.

With that in mind, Malloy said he called California Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday night.

He said he also made calls to bump up security in his own state.

"We’ll be there ready to respond based on the training we have been provided with over the years," said Lt. Robert Palmer, state police.

Troopers will keep a close eye on the state Department of Developmental Services.

It's believed a husband and wife stormed into a CA state facility and shot dozens of people.

"I think under the circumstances we should do all that we can do," said Steve Sheron of Wolcott.

Some people expressed disappointment over hearing about yet another mass shooting in the country.

Sen. Chris Murphy took his frustration to social media.

"Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing - again," he wrote on Twitter.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty echoed that statement on her Twitter account. She said she was heartsick.

"We simply cannot accept this gun violence as the new normal and the American people deserve action," she wrote.

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