Schools across US step up police presence in wake of Connecticut shooting
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Schools across the country stepped up security today after last week’s deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
In Boston, officials increased the police presence at some area schools. Officials in Fairfax County, Virginia called on police to patrol near schools and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties in Alabama, Tucson, Arizona and elsewhere, school officials said security had been increased after the shooting.
But some are calling for longer-term solutions to the recent violence on school campuses, including stricter gun laws and more resources for mental health. For more, we’re joined by Bob Peterson. He’s the president of the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association and a founding editor of Rethinking Schools.