Greenwich Police Presence To Remain at Schools This Week

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Greenwich Police will maintain an increased police presence at schools for the rest of the week. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich Police will maintain an increased presence at all town public schools until the end of the week, according to a statement from Superintendent William McKersie.

McKersie, town officials and Greenwich Police will review safety and security measures to determine whether long-term changes or improvements need to be made.

"In visiting schools [Monday], I was heartened to see building leaders and staff greeting students and families, and classes running as scheduled," McKersie said in the statement. "I was deeply moved by the strength, fortitude and professionalism displayed by the Greenwich Public Schools staff at a time of great difficulty, to ensure that our students returned to a welcoming, safe environment that was as close to normal as possible."

McKersie said he was encouraged to see safety precautions in place and the visible police presence.

He also encouraged Greenwich residents to attend a vigil Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Greenwich High School and added that those emotionally affected by the Newtown tragedy should seek counseling.

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