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Police to Increase Presence at Gwinnett County Schools

In light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Gwinnett County Police announced Friday they will be stepping up patrols at schools in Lawrenceville and throughout the county.

On Friday afternoon, Gwinnett County Police Department Cpl. Edwin Ritter released the following statement in response to the tragic :

"In light of the horrific mass shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut, the Gwinnett County Police Department will be conducting increased police patrols in and around the schools within Gwinnett County.

These increased patrols will a joint effort with the Gwinnett County School Police and Uniformed Officers with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Officers will be assigned to every school within Gwinnett County Police Jurisdiction and these patrols will last for the next several days.

The Gwinnett County Police Department takes the safety and welfare of all of the citizens within Gwinnett County seriously. The Department is conducting this proactive measure to help prevent any type of “Copy Cat” or similar incident from occurring within Gwinnett County."

odessa December 14, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Thank You very much!!!
jennifer December 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Will there be a county wide "lock down/buzz in” procedure implemented (requiring all visitors to state their business at the school before entry)? It is way too easy to enter schools in our county. We need an emergency re-evaluation of the security processes at all schools. I'm happy about increased police presence but that should be a permanent change for all Gwinnett County schools (not just for the next few days). We also need to implement a more restricted process for entering schools, to go into effect starting Monday!

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