Stow/Munroe Falls officials set schools' safety, security

4:29 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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STOW -- Stow Mayor Sara Drew said officials from Stow, Munroe Falls and the Stow-Munroe Falls School District are committed to ensuring the safety of every student, teacher, staff member and parent.

Representatives from those entities met earlier today at Stow City Hall and will continue to meet regularly with an eye toward a permanent and sustainable plan for school security.

Many possible scenarios were discussed at today's meeting, including a permanently enhanced police presence in the schools.

The realities of staffing levels of the police departments of both cities, ability of the schools and cities to fund such an initiative and needs of the community at large will all figure into the permanent solution that is put in place.

There will be continued communication with the community as discussions and actions continue.

"Our highest priority is the well-being and security of this community and our children. As Mayor of Stow, I, as well as Mayor Larson and Superintendent Jones, along with the organizations each represents will be equal partners in this ongoing discussion."

"Additionally, we ask all community members to be participants in this process," stated Mayor Drew. "It is as a community that we will design a solution to this issue. We continue to keep the families and community members of Newtown, CT in our thoughts and prayers and pledge to work together to ensure a lasting collaboration focused on the needs and well-being of the entire Stow-Munroe Falls community."

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