Increased Boston Police Presence at Boston Schools Due to Newtown Shooting

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said there will be more uniformed Boston Police officers around schools the next couple of days - even though there is no connection to Boston in today's tragic shooting in Connecticut.


There will be more uniformed Boston Police officers patrolling in and around Boston schools the next coming days in response to Friday's tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Boston Police Commissioner posted the following statement on BPDnews.com:

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the victims and the families of those affected by the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.  I have been in touch with the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools and the Chief of the Transit Police.  Although there is no connection to the Boston area, the shooting is disturbing.  Accordingly, we will be increasing uniformed police patrols in and around schools over the next several days."

Dr. Carol Johnson, superintendent of Boston Public Schools, said that staff is ready to support students next week: "All of us in the Boston Public Schools send our very deepest condolences to the families affected by today’s tragedy in Connecticut. It is simply beyond comprehension. We know our children will have many questions about what happened and why. Even though there are no simple answers, our teams are in place to ensure Boston’s teachers and schools are ready to support students when they return to class on Monday.”


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