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.
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