Chesterfield County schools discuss safety after Newtown shooting

Posted at 10:13 PM, Dec 16, 2012

Many are on edge after the school shooting that took the lives of 26 people at Sandy Hook elementary in Newton, Connecticut. CBS 6 reached out to local schools to find out what, if any, extra security will be in place in the wake of a national tragedy that has many on edge. 

The following statement is from Shawn Smith, spokesman for Chesterfield County Schools:

Our countywide critical incident team met Saturday and each of our principals are having critical incident team meetings.

 Each principal will be calling and emailing parents via our Blackboard communication system Sunday.

The message will share our school division’s condolences with everyone affected by Friday’s events in Connecticut and let parents know that school officials met over the weekend, as did school-based teams to review procedures and look for potential improvements.

Support services will be available for students who need them, but our goal is to have our students in their normal routines as soon as possible.

Included on the school division’s website is information about our efforts and resources available for talking with children.

Shawn Smith

Spokesman, Chesterfield Schools