In the wake of last week's shooting in Newtown CT the Howell Police Department will be making their presence felt at all the schools in the district to ensure the safety of students.
Chief Ronald Carter said while there have been no direct threats to the district, after talking to Superintendent Enid Golden, his department will be more present at the local schools. "Anything she or her staff feels that they need, all they need to do is ask," he said. "We'll make sure our kids are safe."
The department has school resource officers dispatched across the district but following cuts in recent years the number of those officers has decreased. "We have to see about getting more people assigned back to where we were but in the meantime we'll do what we can."
Golden said she was meeting with the district's principals this morning and that representatives were going to be attending the meeting as well. Carter said during the meeting and in the future they will be going over policies and procedures "to make sure everyone fully understands what they are." He added, "We're going to do everything we can."