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St. Louis County police to provide extra patrols at elementary schools

11:00 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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By Sharon Stevens Education Reporter

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - Cameras and safety officers are the norm at in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, as well as school districts throughout Missouri.

Educators here say their hearts go out to the victims and the families in Connecticut.

Ferguson-Florissant enhanced safety procedures after a female student was beaten and killed at McCluer North High School in 1995.

In St. Louis, elementary schools do not have metal detectors like the high schools. But there are safety officers and there is regular safety and intruder training. Visitors are also checked at the door.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says county officers will provide extra patrols at elementary schools until further notice.

The department says it will patrol in areas only within its jurisdiction.

Chief Fitch says he hopes the extra police presence will calm fears.

County police created a video called Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an active shooter event. You can video the video below. Police say it's a good training tool for adults, and they can use it to teach their children.


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