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Stow school buildings to have increased security in response to recent school shooting

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Stow-Munroe Falls City School District buildings will have increased security this week as a response to the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, said Superintendent Russ Jones in a phone message to parents Sunday night.

“Last Friday we all experienced the unimaginable.” Jones said. “The most horrific events that I have experienced as a professional educator."

Jones said there would be a “very heavy police presence in all of our buildings,” this week, which is the last week before the district’s two-week winter break. He added the school board, Stow and Munroe Falls mayors Sara Drew and Frank Larson along with police chiefs of both towns are collaborating to develop a plan for a security presence long term.

He also said school faculty and staff will work together to makes sure there is only on point of entrance to the school’s buildings by making sure all doors are locked around the perimeter of the buildings.

Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker also posted this message on the police department’s Facebook page.

“The Stow Police Department in conjunction with the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for the students and faculty of our schools. In keeping with that commitment, the Stow Police Department is working with the Administration of the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools to provide increased Police presence at all of the elementary schools within the City of Stow.”