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School officials take measures to make schools safer

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By John Guice

jguice@abc6.com

The Killing of twenty children and  six adults  at the Sandy Hook  elementary school in Newtown, has strongly reverberated  nationally to parents, as well as locally in Rhode Island.

The West Warwick school district stepped up it's efforts to make children and parents feel more secure.Lisa Enwright, the mother of two children in the public school system, a volunteer crossing guard fears anytime they walk out the front door. She says,

"Any time they leave the house you wonder, are they going to be safe, it makes you re–think everything"

Behind the scenes, school officials stepped up crisis personnel all around the district to help alleviate anxieties over last week's tragedy. Off camera the school superintendent of West Warwick Kenneth Sheehan told ABC6 the school  crisis teams went over safety protocols and drills to re–enforce  safety measures already in place.While some parents find comfort in the schools district's measures to make schools safer, one concerned parent ABC6 talked to wishes they would do more. 

"I actually just went into the schools and made my concerns known, my daughter stated here in October, and I can just walk right in to the school, I I made my concerns about the security"

The West Warwick school  district says student safety is their number one priority they  will do everything  they can to address any and all concerns.

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