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BC schools reassure parents in wake of shooting
Updated on: 12.18.12

The Brown County Schools Board of Trustees has added school security to its list of executive session topics to discuss Thursday night in the wake of the Connecticut shooting in which 26 students and adults were killed.

All Brown County Schools students came home Monday with a letter from Superintendent David Shaffer assuring parents of local schools' safety.

"We want you to feel comfortable with the safety measures in place at Brown County Schools," the letter reads. "All of our buildings have had modifications to the main entrances for increased security in recent years. We will have our schools on a heightened state of alert this week because of the Sandy Hook incident. I have spoken with all the police agencies in our county and a representative from the Indiana State Police who advises us on security issues this morning. We have met with an inner circle of advisors and discussed our security procedures. Sheriff Rick Followell and Marshal Stephanie Hess have promised increased police presence in and around our schools this week. ...

"The issue of school shootings is of great concern to all of us. We have received training on this subject and have put measures in place which are designed to make our schools as safe as possible. Despite incidents like Sandy Hook, we believe that our schools are as safe as we can make them for our boys and girls. We are continuing to work on modifications to our plans to address issues as they come to our attention. ..."

Read more in the Dec. 26 issue of the Brown County Democrat (being delivered on Christmas Eve).

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Josephine Lee Cueto, 62, Morgantown
  Daughter of Priscilla Burgmeier of Nashville

Mary 'Jane' Kollman, 92, Nashville
  Mother of Janet (Tom) Gaskins of Nashville

Charlotte K. (Adkins) Wilson, 67, Franklin
  Former resident of Brown County

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    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
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