Police officers are making an effort to be seen at district public schools this week to allay parental fears.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Zak Koeske
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Update: Fair Lawn will extend its police school detail -- stationing a highly visible officer at all schools, manpower-permitting -- through Friday. Police officers and patrol vehicles have been stationed at both Fair Lawn and Saddle Brook schools this week to allay the fears of both parents and students still shaken from Friday's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. The Fair Lawn Police Department has arranged to have an officer at each of the district's 10 public schools during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times through Wednesday, manpower-permitting, Sgt. Richard Schultz said. Saddle Brook police chief Bob Kugler said his department had increased its uniformed and marked police vehicle presence around all…
Fair Lawn schools will make counselors available to any student or staff member who needs to talk following Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., superintendent Bruce Watson said in a statement.
Fair Lawn superintendent Bruce Watson released a statement pledging the district's continued commitment to school safety Saturday, one day after a mass shooting killed 20 children and six staff at a Connecticut elementary school. Watson's message, which went out to parents over the district's Swift Reach phone notification system, also stated that the district would make counselors available to students and staff beginning Monday. "Parents, should your child wish to talk to our trained and caring staff, we will have someone available during school hours," Watson said. "For many, family discussion is enough, but for others additional support and attention may be necessary." Board of Education president Michael Rosenberg, who stressed the …