In wake of Newtown shooting special precautions put in place in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The following message appeared today on the Bridgeport Public Schools web site:


In light of the tragedy in Newtown, I am writing to share some updates on extra precautions that will be in place in our school district next week. Police will be providing extra patrols and presence at all schools during school times. Additionally, we will be providing access to a crisis hotline during the day on Monday where any teacher, parent or staff member can request grief or counseling services if needed. Finally, we will be reaching out to all administrators to pass along some standard safety and security reminders being compiled by the Bridgeport Police Department on our behalf.

As mentioned previously, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and victims and our neighbors in Newtown. Please be safe, be vigilant, and be aware of your surroundings always.


Lissette Colon
Chief of Staff
Bridgeport Public Schools

Linda Lambeck