Security at two South Burlington schools heightened Monday after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut Friday.
Staff at Frederick Tuttle Middle and Elementary schools met Monday morning to discuss operations after the incident in Connecticut. At that meeting an employee disclosed knowledge of a non-school related threat. The superintended decided in light of this information the school will lock its doors after students arrive every morning. This security will continue until the schools receive further information from police.
"At this point we'll keep it in the same state all the way through Friday. We're running the cusp of a vacation here, then we'll reassess as time goes on," said South Burlington Superintendent David Young.
"I think there's going to be a lot of people doing knee jerk reactions across the country. Whether they're right or whether they're wrong I think they have to do what they think is best for their school and for their students. Some of these teachers are parents as well," said Jeff Cooper, a South Burlington Parent.
David Young says other than the locked doors and a security officer letting people in and out, day to day activities should not be interrupted.