Police to begin unannounced, random walk-throughs of Mt. Lebanon schools

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Mt. Lebanon police officers will begin unannounced, random walk-throughs of schools in the Mt. Lebanon School District, the superintendent told parents in an email Wednesday.

The uniformed officers will be on normal patrol, so the service will not cost the district anything extra, district spokeswoman Cissy Bowman said.

"We are very fortunate to have a positive working partnership with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department and look forward to this increased presence in our schools," superintendent Timothy Steinhauer said.

The walk-throughs come as part of a district-wide review of safety and security procedures, he said.

"As always, our priority is to maintain a safe school environment for our students and staff," Mr. Steinhauer said.

Following the Newtown, Conn. shootings in mid-December, the superintendent immediately launched a review of the district's safety and security procedures, processes and training, Ms. Bowman said.

The committee conducting the review will meet at the end of the month to decide if any other changes are necessary, she said.

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Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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