Las Vegas Police respond to fears following Connecticut school shooting
Las Vegas Police are doing their part to ease any fears the community may have following the Connecticut elementary school shooting. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Police are doing their part to ease any fears the community may have following the Connecticut elementary school shooting.
They've started by sending officers to schools all across the Valley to meet with administrators, parents, and students.
Police are reaching out to the public by sending patrol officers to public and private schools to communicate with staff and parents, reinforcing proper procedure if such a tragedy occurred here.
"Driving by a school does absolutely nothing. Our cops are out of their vehicles, interacting with the parents, and the students, and the administrators and doing everything they can to alleviate the fear," says Deputy Chief Kevin McMahill with Metro.
Police told Action News they were already at a heightened state of security because of the holidays, but are committing to increase police presence anywhere that crowds gather; especially schools.