In the wake of the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, school systems around the chicago area are viewing and reviewing their school safety plans.
Chicago Public School principals and teachers are being urged to review their emergency management plans.
In suburban Riverside, police officers are outside schools in an effort to help the children feel safe.
Chicago’s school board is reminding educators that public school entrances must be locked when class is in session.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says every school has a security plan, and he’s asking all school officials to review their plans thoroughly.
Grief counselors will be available at all schools Monday; and the school system has more than a thousand security officers.