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Westchase School Security Plan Announcement Coming Today

Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia has called a press conference this morning to discuss long-term security plans.

What will happen to increased security measures at Westchase elementary schools is the topic of discussion at a press conference called for later this morning by Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia.

The conference, set for 10:30 a.m., takes place at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Elia, according to the district, will appear with law enforcement representatives, principals and PTA members to announce what will happen with school security after the 2012-13 academic year passes.

“Elia will discuss a multifaceted, long-term plan to improve security at elementary schools during the 2013-2014 school year and beyond,” a district release said.

All Hillsborough County elementary schools have had increased security since the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn., massacre. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and police departments within the county have agreed to beef up their presence on elementary school campuses throughout the rest of the school year, but questions remained about what would happen over the long-term.

Stay with Patch for updates as they become available.

What do you think Hillsborough County should do to protect Westchase elementary campuses next school year? Should increased security continue? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Karen Smith January 10, 2013 at 02:17 AM
I think the Hillsborough County School District should do the same things for the Westchase community schools as they will do for every other school in the district...contrary to the belief of Westchase community members, the entire county and every child in the county deserve the same safety measures. Why are you not asking what should the district do for all schools not just Westchase. Shame on your superior minded question about security.

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