A Stratford mom has created a petition on change.org that calls on the Stratford Board of Education and Mayor John A. Harkins to institute a more constant police presence at the district's elementary schools.
Currently the only full-time police surveillance is at the two middle schools and two high schools.
"We have to focus on tightening our securities already in place," Superintendent Irene Cornish told Patch last month.
But Carol Monte, the petition's creator, calls an increase in securities "a necessary step."
"The tragic incident that took place in Sandy Hook is an unfortunate reminder that even our youngest children are not safe at school," the petition states. "Although this does not guarantee their safety, it is a necessary step in deterring and possibly preventing such a tragedy in the future."
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