Increased police presence at local schools will become part of everyday operations in wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.
Despite the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre occurring a month ago, area school districts aren't quite ready to return to a sense of normalcy. School districts continue to implement forms of heightened security in the tragedy's aftermath. Fulton County Schools plan to continue its enhanced secuirty presence, said spokesperson Susan Hale. "Elementary schools will be routinely visited and patrolled throughout the day by the school resource officers of their neighboring middle and high schools," she added. "We’re also asking local jurisdictions to continue with their patrols." Fulton Superintendent Robert Avossa Ed.D. also noted the district has a "well-qualified" school police force of 65 officers "that are specially trained to work …
Superintendent Avossa addresses Fulton Schools safety in wake of the Connecticut shootings.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dear Editor: The recent events in Connecticut have shaken us all, making us realize just how precious a young life is and how we have a great responsibility to protect it. This tragedy is a parent’s and an educator’s worst nightmare. While parents have always carefully dropped their children off at school or to the bus stop, they may now hesitate, taking one last moment to hug or kiss their child before they send him or her along the way. School employees are now more alert and aware of unusual people and sounds, and law enforcement officers and first responders are extra watchful in protecting those they serve. Though national headlines have alarmed us, we should be reminded that school violence of this magnitude is very rare. It’s …