Tallmadge Police periodically checking schools today

Holly Schoenstein | Reporter Published:

Tallmadge — Police officers are briefly stopping into public school buildings today in an effort to increase awareness of police presence in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last week.

Tallmadge Police Chief Don Zesiger says an officer will visit each building for about 15 to 20 minutes and meet each principal. Patrol officers also will be in the vicinity of the buildings throughout the day, he says.

Because teachers in the school district went through training about a year ago to learn how to deal with school shootings, he says no additional training or revisions to the school district’s procedures for handling shootings are planned.

For more about how Tallmadge Schools are addressing the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, see the Dec. 23 edition of the Tallmadge Express.

Email: hschoenstein@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9428

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