The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and the Leesburg, Purcellville and Middleburg police departments have scheduled a meeting next week to review school security plans with Loudoun’s borders, prompted by this past week’s tragedy in Newtown, CT, according to an LCSO press release.
“As you know, we currently have school resource officers assigned to all County middle and high schools and have an impressive safety record and a great working relationship with school officials,” Sheriff Mike Chapman said in the release. “We also have DARE officers present at many elementary schools. We want to ensure that together we continue to do everything possible to ensure your child's safety, and the safety of the entire school staff. Please keep the victims of the senseless Connecticut tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.”
As a previously noted by Superintendent Edgar Hatrick, LCSO deputies plan conduct additional precautionary patrols in the area of schools. Law enforcement personnel also remind all residents to report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity immediately.