Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester Mayor Tom Richards and Rochester City School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas say safety measures are already in place.
Sunday’s meeting was about revisiting those procedures in light of Friday's school shooting in Connecticut.
City leaders would not get into specifics but said they will reinforce what they have already done.
Richards says the police department is working on a response to the situation but they will conduct it in a manner that will not cause alarm or fear for students.
The main goal is to make sure students feel at ease.
“One of the important things we need to do on Monday is not be sure that we know how to respond to an incident and think about it and preparation that is necessary, but to make sure that when the students and kids come to school they know this is the safest place for them,” Mayor Richards said.
“Every school district, not just Rochester, is thinking about this,” Vargas said. “It is our responsibility to provide the comfort and support and to assure them we are doing everything we can to make sure schools are ready to receive their children and provide the protection that we are able to do.”
Counselors will also be at schools Monday to talk to children and answer questions that may have.