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Tragedy Brings Increased Police Presence at Westport Schools

The Westport Police reportedly had an increased presence at the public schools on Monday, in reaction to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. In addition the schools are increasing security measures.

In reaction to Friday's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown which took the lives of 27 people, including 18 children, the Westport Public Schools have reportedly increased security, including "performing multiple checks on any individual seeking entry to our buildings."

According to a report in the Minuteman, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elliott Landon told parents in an email Monday that "all doors in the front, rear, and sides of all our schools have been checked to ensure that all are fully locked."

In addition, Westport Police reportedly had an increased presence at the public schools on Monday. According to the report, citing a statement from Westport Chief of Police Dale Call, officers were stationed at each school and patrols were increased around each facility.

For more check out the Minuteman report.

CHERYL WATKINS-JONES December 18, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Ridgefield, Redding schools reported temporary "lockdowns" as well. FEAR is a terrible thing, paralyzing our movements and thoughts. We must recognize the monster in order to properly deal with our fear. Cheryl Watkins-Jones, Redding, CT

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