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Enfield Schools Resume With Increased Security

A police presence was felt at all town schools on the first school day following the Newtown massacre.

Enfield students returned to school Monday morning for the first time since the tragic slaying of 20 children and six adults at a Newtown elementary school Friday.

Following Friday's massacre, school and police officials met to discuss heightened security measures.

"Police have made a concerted effort to have a bigger presence at all of our schools," Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schumann said. 

Police officers were stationed outside each of the town's elementary schools, while the secondary schools each had additional officers complementing the regular school resource officers.

On Friday afternoon, more than 6,000 Enfield homes received a recorded message from Schumann addressing the Newtown tragedy, and outlining the increased security the town of Enfield would take in the wake of the shootings.

 

anonymous December 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM
BS. No real increase in security at Fermi. 2 extra rent a cops won't do it for me. The entrances were wide open. And with the kids who made the threats being in the building, they should have had a cop following every step they made. Security means checking kids at the doors and utilizing your police force, not just sticking cops in the hallway to stand around with their arms crossed. Kids are supposed to feel safe at school
anonymousSTUDENT December 19, 2012 at 01:43 AM
This is Bogus!!! At Enfield High our main doors are wide open. We have one cop who just stands around and does absolutely nothing. Ask the kids if they feel safe in their school, go ahead ask anyone! The answer would be NOO! They are doing little things to make it seem like they are making a difference, when in reality they're not. When your parents don't want to send you to school because they are worried it's not safe there's a problem.
godblesstheUSA December 19, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Absolutely! There were 2 police cars at Fermi there but couldn't find a one of them. I walked up the front doors where there was a sign on the door stating they were locked for security. However, not only was it not locked, it was open! So I went in and no one greeted me or questioned me ...because there was no one there! I strolled through the school with ease. I went by front office were there 3 women talking only to stop long enough to turn and look at me, then turned away to continued their conversation. Once I was done roaming the school, I walked to the front door to leave and there was finally and officer standing there who told me to have a nice day as I left. OH YEAH, great security!

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