According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, schools that had previously had an "open door" policy quickly became locked facilities requiring visitors get buzzed in following the Connecticut shooting tragedy.
Shrewsbury Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Sawyer has decided now is the time to review the schools’ safety plans here as well.
“We have redoubled our efforts related to existing safety and security protocols, and we have increased the levels of supervision of visitors to our schools,” Sawyer said in a release.
Sawyer is worked with Shrewsbury Police Chief James Hester to create a committee to review the current safety plans and find out where they can be improved.
“In the coming days, weeks and months, our school district will work closely with public safety officials and representatives of our various constituencies in order to determine what the most prudent and effective course of action should be – action that will promote the safety of our students, our staff, and all who visit our schools in a reasonable manner that is proportionate to the circumstances,” he said.
While no specific changes have been outlined, the school and police officials who will be on the committee are expected to begin meeting after the new year begins.