Schools Eye Security after Connecticut Shooting

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

School district officials across Mississippi say they're evaluating security policies in the wake of a deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

That includes the central Mississippi city of Pearl, where then-student Luke Woodham went on a deadly school shooting rampage in 1997. Pearl authorities say there will be an increase in police presence.

Similar measures were being taken across the United States after a man killed 26 people, mostly young children, Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

In south Mississippi, Harrison County Superintendent Henry Arledge said he hopes to get more school resource officers. The district currently has 15 officers, but 21 schools.

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