The Cobb schools chief's open letter on the Newtown shootings and school security.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
On Monday Patch published an article about the response of Cobb school officials to the Connecticut school shootings. The following is a statement issued by Cobb County School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa about the same topic. Dear Cobb County Schools Community, We all are in shock and disbelief at the tragic event that occurred last Friday and our hearts pour out to the community of Newtown, Connecticut. As a result of this terrible, senseless act, many concerns about safety have carried over to our own community. I want to reassure parents that Cobb County schools are as safe an environment for your children as you will find anywhere. We have state-of-the-art security resources available, including: In addition, all of our …
Law enforcement agencies are assisting with patrols in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings.
Cobb County School District officials spent a busy weekend requesting law enforcement assistance and briefing school principals, teachers and staff about security measures in the wake of Friday's deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn. On Monday, Cobb County police and law enforcement from other Cobb cities were making safety rounds at schools. "Our precinct patrol officers are driving by all schools in their assigned beats," Cobb Police Department Spokesman Officer Michael Bowman told Patch. Cobb schools spokesman Doug Goodwin said the district has a 44-member full-time security staff that works out of high schools and middle schools but not elementary schools for "resource" reasons. He said the extra police patrols will continue on an …