Gwinnett Police To Step Up School Patrols

The agency is acting in reaction to Friday's school shooting in Connecticut that resulted in 27 deaths.

With an eye toward preventing possible "copy cat" incidents in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, Gwinnett Police plan to step up patrols in and around county schools.

In a news release Friday (December 14), Gwinnett Police said the patrol "will be assigned to every school within Gwinnett County Police jurisdiction" and would 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 release added.

Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut has left 27 dead, including someone at a "secondary scene."  Updates are on Newtown Patch.

-- Do you fear for your childrens' safety at schools in Suwanee and Gwinnett? Share your reaction in the comments below.


Ross Crawford December 14, 2012 at 10:00 PM
We probably need more than the county can afford. I think it is time for the Homeland Security office to get involved. They have the resources. Every school in the country should have armed security just like we now have in our state capitol in Atlanta. Today's event is so unbelievable I can't put what I feel into words.
momto2 December 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I believe every school in Gwinett should have armed guards at the door


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