(CBS DETROIT) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said it is increasing police presence in schools after a fatal shooting at a Texas elementary school.
At least 19 children and two adults were killed in a shooting Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
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Following the shooting, the sheriff’s office said the additional police presence in Monroe County begins Wednesday.
“The safety of our schools, our children and our citizens remains a priority, which is why the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Michigan State Police, City Police Department of Monroe, the Monroe County Intermediate School District and all local law enforcement agencies will work together to schedule increased patrols at all Mone County schools throughout the end of the school year,” said the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
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“It is the mission of law enforcement and school officials to ensure a safe and secure environment for all students and citizens.”
The sheriff’s office said Tuesday evening that it had not received any threats targeting schools but reiterated that “it is important that citizens and children be aware and remain vigilant and cautious.”
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