Local school districts to take action after deadly shooting

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Students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Collier County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday that in light of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, “parents will notice a higher level of law enforcement presence on Collier County school campuses.”

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“Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton developed a plan for an enhanced level of security shortly after news of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting broke Wednesday afternoon,” the post said.

According to the post, CCSO is continually training deputies so they are prepared if an incident like this would ever occur.

Collier County charter and private schools will also have a heightened law enforcement presence, the post said.

To keep schools safe, Sheriff Rambosk and Superintendent Patton encourage the public to report any suspicious or unusual activity to law enforcement. Anyone with information should call 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.
Charlotte County Schools District spokesperson Mike Riley says there is a superintendent staff meeting every Thursday and this deadly shooting will definitely be a top priority.
“We’ll be talking about this,” Riley said. “There’s no question, ‘Where are we?,’ ‘What have we done recently to update our safety methods?’ and ‘What schools haven’t done a code red?’ We need to do this.”

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