PBC schools tightening security

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - It's the first school day following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and schools across Palm Beach County have plans for receiving students.

At Marsh Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens, parents of students say they received a recorded message from the school's principal.  It said that Monday morning, teachers would all be standing in the hallways of the school to greet students and tell them the school is safe.

Educators across the area spent the weekend planning for Monday and contemplating their approach to students.

At JFK Charter School in Lake Worth, Veronica Oland, a first grade teacher, said she plans to reassure students and listen to their concerns on Monday.

She said she has received a message from a parent suggesting their children might stay home, but that many plan to wear the Sandy Hook Elementary colors to class, which are green and white.

Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Wayne Gent says schools will have increased security and that district safety procedures will be reviewed.

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