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Increased Security Continues in Brick Schools

Meetings, evaluations still taking place as well

Officials in town say that increased security patrols at Brick Township schools in the wake of the December shooting in Newtown, Conn., will continue.

In a joint statement released by Superintendent Dr. Walter Uszenski and Police Chief Nils R. Bergquist, it was explained that since the Connecticut incident, detectives from the Brick police department's Investigations Division have been randomly attending each school throughout the day and evaluating the current security measures that are in place.

They are also, in conjunction with the School Resource Officers – police officers permanently assigned to work in the township's schools –, meeting with each school's administrator to address any safety concerns they might have, the statement said.

The increased security also includes officers on patrol.

"Uniformed patrol officers have been directed to frequent the schools that are in their patrol district and also check and test the current security procedures that are in place," the statement said.

In addition to the increased police presence, the township's School Safety Committee, which consists of members from both the school district and police department, are meeting to review existing policies and procedures, safety measures and physical security measures at all of the schools.

"This is an on-going process which is often tested, practiced and evaluated for its effectiveness," the statement said. "This committee is always looking for innovative ideas to improve the safety at each and every one of the township schools for the children and staff."

Uszenski, even before the Sandy Hook shooting, had mentioned improving security measures and keeping students safe as one of his priorities.

He later requested each principal submit a list of security concerns to him for immediate action.

Sam January 23, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Lynn , who's the imbecile. I never put down the public education system. I was referring to the comment from Margo that if I want police protection for my child you have to go to public school. The examples I referred to about administrators from the public school system sending their kids to private schools are facts. If it hurts to hear too bad. And even a road scholar like yourselfrs can do the math if all the private schools closed down they would join the public school ranks@about $10, 000 each. Use that great private education you received from mommy and daddy and add it up. I'm impressed that you spell education imbecile correctly. Probably from reading it on the teachers comments on the back of your report cards.
Sam January 23, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Lynn , who's the imbecile. I never put down the public education system. I was referring to the comment from Margo that if I want police protection for my child you have to go to public school. The examples I referred to about administrators from the public school system sending their kids to private schools are facts. If it hurts to hear too bad. And even a scholar like yourself can do the math if all the private schools closed down the students would join the public school ranks@about $10, 000 each. Use that great private education you received from mommy and daddy and add it up. I'm impressed that you spell education imbecile correctly. Probably from reading it on the teachers comments on the back of your report cards.
Lynn Mabee January 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Sam try writing in English then we will talk. By your comment that you have no faith in the system you have insulted those of us who do. A ROAD scholar?? I'm going to laugh myself out of this conversation now.
Lynn Mabee January 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
You also left both of your comments up. I guess you couldn't figure out if it was ROAD or the correct version RHODES scholar so you deleted that then put your second comment up. I think I'll keep my children in the public education system and hope they never run into yours and the administration's top scholars :)
DR.who January 25, 2013 at 02:13 PM
wow NO faith & in private school, I'm sure a crazy person with a gun will look 1st if its a private school or a public school ...

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