Tulsa schools to step up security after shooting

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Officials in Tulsa say they'll step up the police presence at schools this week in response to the deadly school shooting in Connecticut.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Monday that police officers will visit schools this week and will meet with educators to discuss any security concerns. Tulsa Public Schools has nearly 42,000 students at its 88 campuses.

The district also has its own police department. Tulsa Public Schools Police Chief Gary Rudick says he won't advocate for metal detectors in response to Friday's shooting that killed 20 students and six adults in Newtown.

Rudick said Monday that schools need to invest in teachers who can develop meaningful relationships with their students.

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