St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- Local police and movie theaters alike are re-evaluating security systems in theaters.
St. Louis County Police released a statement Friday saying they are providing added security/visibility in local theaters in an effort to calm concerned patrons.
This is in response to a mass shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, that occured during the midnight premiere of 'The Dark Knight Rises'.
12 are confirmed dead in that theater shooting, and at least 50 others are injured, making it one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.
The vice president of Wehrenberg Theaters say that there is no need to add more to their security staff as they already employ a lot of police officers at their 15 local theaters, but this is a good opportunity to re-evaluate the extensive system already in place.
She says all management personnel are trained in crisis situations and carry walkie talkies and panic buttons so they can immediately notify security if something happens. Security also checks their entrance and exit doors frequently.