In the wake of the Newton Connecticut school shooting, the Statesville Police Department has increased the presence of uniformed officers in all of the city’s schools.
The initiative includes the placement of police sub stations within several of the schools.
Although there has not been any increase in police related incidents in the city schools, Police Chief Tom Anderson felt it was the right time to be proactive.
“Did the Sandy Hook tragedy create a need for me to re-examine our practices and school operations? Absolutely. Parents, teachers, and students have been concerned in cities across the nation and Statesville is no exception.”