Norwalk Increases Security At All Schools

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Additional Norwalk police officers will be placed at Norwalk schools this week as a sign of increased security in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk officials have begun to increase security at all city schools following Friday’s mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

Additional police officers were stationed at schools early Monday for opening, and officers will be on-hand at closing, according to Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik. There will also be an increased presence in and around schools during the day.

The increased presence will be in effect this week, but officials did not state whether that presence will continue after this week.

Mayor Richard Moccia was planning to visit several Norwalk schools Monday.

An increased police presence will also be on-hand during the upcoming holiday concerts at Brien McMahon and Norwalk high schools, according to Kulhawik.

The increased police presence will be addition to the resource officers already assigned to both high schools.

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Ken P Jr:

A cop in each school is a good idea. But simply respecting the staff's rights would likely be more effective at preventing anything from happening. Most people seem to ignore it but the fact is that armed people are the only thing thats consistantly worked in this sort of situation. Even in Newtown, as soon as armed people, the police, showed up he killed himself. I'd prefer he met armed resistance at the door before he could start kiling people. But thats just my opinion, dead crazy people dont shoot children.

sunshine2:

I remember this summer when they were cutting positions and security guards were on the list! They cut a security guard at the two larger Middle Schools leaving one in each. I think they need to add them back ASAP. I said this before and I'll say it again who in their right mind cuts protection from our children?

Ken P Jr:

Are security guards bullet proof? When my kids were at Nathan Hale the security guard was a joke anyway. You know its not taken seriously when we pay a guy to do security who cant pull up his pants and act remotely professional.

mkbocc:

@Tim T. Wrong and wrong. Don't you worry about what I do for a living. You should only worry about getting a job instead of bashing the NPD!!
Cause obviously you are unemployed if you have the time to go on multiple site and post the same thing over and over. Loser!

Tim T:

Typical of your type that can not seem to handle the truth..I have never not once bashed the NPD . What I have done and will continue to do is point out the NPD failures...Also if you would like to see a Loser! I would suggest that you look in the mirror....

mkbocc:

@michaelward... Don't pay any attention to Tim T. He's nothing more then gnat that flies in your ear in the summer.
Annoying and pointless.

Even in this trying time Tim T. Has nothing good to say about our police dept. I'm happy to see more police at and around our schools!! Who cares what the costs will be as long as our children are safe!!!

Paige:

mkbocc:

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.....drum roll please!.......

Do not respond to a bully. Save or copy emails, messages or other evidence, but avoid engaging with a tormentor.

I bet you can't guess who I am thinking of right now, can you????

Hey, have a Merry Christmas, too!

Tim T:

mkbocc
Shame that you can not stick to the topic at hand instead of attacking other posters who make your views look foolish and lame...Let me guess you work for the FAILED NPD or are retired from them as those are the only ones supporting the FAILED NPD these days.

OLD TIMER:

paying for all this security will be an expense, no doubt, but how could anyone argue against it ? I can't imagine the police dept having the manpower during school hours. It will be interesting to see what develops. Other, bigger, cities have done it for years and could probably offer some guidance.

Tim T:

I would feel much more comfortable if it were the professionals at the State PD vs the failures of the NPD protecting our schools. Also considering that The NPD is most likely getting overtime for this as they seem to for most everything why not pay the State PD to give protection.

MichaelWard:

Get a life Tim. You leave nothing but negative vitriol. Just once bring something positive to the table. If you don't like how the Norwalk Police do their job, run for the council or better yet, MOVE!! Maybe you should join the Westboro Baptist Church

Tim T:

Take your own advise ..It seems like you cant handle the truth.. Sorry that the truth hurts.

SchlMs:

Great response! Parents are really pleased.

admo:

Great idea.Norwalk stepping up

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