Police increasing presence at Eastern Carolina schools

Published: May. 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT|Updated: May. 25, 2022 at 4:26 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Several Eastern Carolina police departments say they are increasing security at local schools in light of Tuesday’s deadly shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

Greenville police say until further notice, they will have an increased presence and patrols at all schools within the city. Washington police say there will be more police presence at schools in their city limits, as well.

“Your children are our children. Their safety is of the utmost importance to us,” the Greenville Police Department posted this morning.

In Morehead City, the police chief said they have increased patrols around their schools and are in discussions on how to proceed for the rest of the school year.

The extra patrols will be in addition to school resource officers that are already assigned to the schools.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says it will have deputies at all public schools during morning drop-off and at dismissal. Deputies will also randomly patrol schools in between calls for service until the end of the school year.

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