WMDT 47 NEWS - Local schools are taking a second look at safety protocols they currently have in place.
Dorchester County Superintendent tells WMDT that all this week, they will have police presence at each school, during the morning and afternoon hours. They say this is something they are trying out for the meantime, just to make students, parents, and staff feel more safe. At the end of the week, they will consider whether or not to make this a more permanent safety measure.
Other schools districts, including Wicomico County are looking for ways to make the students and teachers, not only feel safer, but also get through this traumatic incident without fear.
"My advice for teachers is to have some honest courageous conversations with their kids about their feelings about what happened, and try to get them to move past the fear of not only going in the school, but going in other places that we consider soft targets," said Andrew Turner, Safe Schools Coordinator for Wicomico County.
Many schools we spoke to say they have already tightened security before Friday's tragedy. School officials say they will continue to be extra vigilant.