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Meeting Tuesday on School Safety in Stratford

Supt. Cornish will lead the meeting at 8:30 a.m. at Stratford Academy-Johnson House.

In the wake of the Newtown school shooting massacre, Superintendent of Stratford Schools Irene Cornish will lead a meeting on school security tomorrow, Dec. 18, at Stratford Academy-Johnson House, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting, held in the school's auditorium, will focus on security measures at the district's elementary schools. It will run for two hours and all are welcome to attend.

"It'll be an honest meeting," Cornish told Patch. "I'll try the best I can to answer questions."

Cornish said Mayor John A. Harkins and Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour will also be present.

The superintendent said police officers are stationed at the two middle schools and the two high schools. The other schools in the district are being checked on frequently by officers in the nearby areas, Cornish said.

"We have to focus on tightening our securities already in place," she said.

Traci December 18, 2012 at 01:37 AM
I should hope officers are stationed ALL schools . This happened at an elementary school .
Tom December 18, 2012 at 03:54 PM
An 8:30AM meeting on this issue is scheduled at the exact time elementary schools allow drop-off of children?!? Sounds par for the course in Stratford. I hope the next superintendent has more than their own agenda, and timing, concerning the school system.
snorkel December 19, 2012 at 10:19 PM
They can cut back on some local govt pork and easily have a officer on site. They need to get rid of the large glass areas around the main entrances as well. The best system in the world is useless if shattering glass defeats it.

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