Local School Districts Beef Up Security

December 17, 2012 Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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December 17, 2012 Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 2:17 PM EDT

WNY (WKBW) - The number one thing here in Williamsville is keeping the students safe but the district also wants to ease the minds of parents who may be concerned about sending their kids to school today after such a tragedy.

District officials are well aware of those concerns and are doing everything in their power to make sure the the schools are secure.

First the Amherst police will be present at arrival and dismissal times. Before school starts, authorities will do a security sweep, ensuring all outside doors are locked.

Teachers, school counselors and administrators will be on hand to support the children throughout the day, if they have an questions about what happened or fears that it could happen in their school.

There will also be additional personnel at doors where people are admitted to the building, overall, they are working closely with Amherst police to give students and parents peace of mind this morning as they head back to to school.

School officials are also asking parents and the community to do their part, if you see anything suspicious, anything at all to call 911 immediately. They also ask parents to contact the school if they have a particular concern for their son or daughter.