Police Continue Presence at Elementary Schools Monday

Police say they will discuss plans with school officials for police presence at schools during the rest of the week.

The Montgomery County Police Department released a statement Monday explaining its presence at elementary schools during arrival and dismissal times, in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday.

Here is the full statement:

The Montgomery County Police Department wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the families of the victims and to the residents of Newtown, Connecticut.  The Montgomery County Police Department has no indication of a threat to any of the schools in the county.  Police Chief Manger and School Superintendent Starr continue to communicate and coordinate efforts.  To provide a presence and reassurance to the community, officers were at county elementary schools during the time of dismissal on Friday and officers will be at these schools during times of arrival and dismissal today.  Plans for officers’ presence at these schools for the remainder of the week will be discussed among school and police officials.  As a reminder, anyone who observes any suspicious situation or behavior should call police.

Are you a parent of an elementary school student? Does police presence help to reassure you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Mom of 2 December 17, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Thank you for the support. I saw an officer at my girls school at 0700 Monday morning and it's reassuring. My heart goes out to everyone. May god be with us all.
Sharon Purcell December 18, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Thank you it is very reassuring to see the police at my granddaughters school.
diane December 23, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Police presence for a few days is not adequate. Increased presence consistently and randomly must be an objective
Michael Josef Basl December 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM


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