Northborough police posted this statement on its Facebook page Monday.
Given the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT, last Friday, this is an update on steps that we are taking to reassure our students, parents and staff in Northborough schools.
A uniformed Northborough Police Officer with a marked police cruiser was assigned to each of our schools at dismissal time last Friday. The intention was to calm fears and remind our parents that all was well here. This presence was very well received by all concerned.
Superintendent Gobron and I believed that a weekend of intense media coverage would yield a significant number of nervous or uneasy students, parents and staff come Monday morning. With Dr. Gobron's concurrence, a uniformed Northborough police officer will be assigned to each of our public schools on Monday.
They will arrive in advance of the students and spend the full day there, greeting students, parents and staff; walking the halls; eating lunch with the children and remaining past dismissal time. We will assess if any presence beyond Monday is needed. We want our school community to feel as normal and relaxed as possible in these difficult times.