Local schools adding security in response to CT shooting

Local schools are adding security in response to last Friday'stragedy in Connecticut at an elementary school.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff Ted Sextonsays each Tuscaloosa County elementary school will have deputies and otherresources assigned to the schools Monday.

Sheriff Sexton expressed his sympathy on theshooting and assured Tuscaloosa parents schools will be safe by stating "Myheart and prayers goes out to Sandy Hook Elementary School. I have heard theconcerns of parents in Tuscaloosa County." He went on to say that the Sheriff'sOffice is committed with the School Board to provide safety to students.

Jefferson County will also provide heightened security toschools to alleviate fears and concerns. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Officesays starting Monday morning, a deputy will be stationed at every Jefferson Countyschool until the holiday break.