Students across various schools in Los Angeles County will find more security when they return from winter break Monday.
The Los Angeles police department and county sheriff’s department , along with at least a dozen other law enforcement agencies in the county, plan to increase patrols every day at all public schools and any private schools that request them. That’s in addition to the existing patrols by Los Angeles school police. Other local school districts across the Southland are also ramping up their security.
The increased security is in response to the mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December that left 20 children and six adults dead.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said during a news conference last month that a barrier had been broken in our culture and that “it’s all our jobs to make sure that we resurrect that barrier and that our children are safe.”. . .