Police, Town and School Officials Review School Safety

Beginning Dec. 21 until further notice there will be a police officer positioned in each Coventry school as a precaution.


In response to the tragic events in Newtown, Ct. last week, the Coventry School Department and Coventry Police Department have been involved in planning a response to a potential incident in our community. The initial steps of reviewing response plans and increasing police presence at our public schools began early in the week and culminated this afternoon with a meeting between town, school and police officials. 

A direct result of this meeting was the formation of a school safety committee comprised of school, police and fire officials tasked with identifying vulnerabilities within school facilities and response plans. The committee will provide workable remedies to identified issues. Committee meetings will commence as early as next week. 

Town Council President Gary Cote and Manager Tom Hoover were in attendance at the meeting and authorized the positioning of police personnel at each of the Town’s elementary schools beginning December 21st until further notice. This action will coincide with the presence of one school resource officer currently assigned to the Coventry High School and the pending installation of a resource officer at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School. An officer has also been made available to Father John V. Doyle School if they wish.

eye in the sky December 26, 2012 at 04:14 PM
What are you Norman Bates? The beatings had a big affect on you...Get help!!
dohn joe December 26, 2012 at 05:00 PM
people like you eye, are the reason for this due to your lack of thinking. Did we have any of this happen back thirty years ago? No because we were taught respect.I cant speak for all, but it taught me to respect others and to know what is right and wrong.
Jennifer Gould December 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM
If they can make people on planes safer by metal detectors, removing their shoes, etc.....do it. Most of the people on here who aren't parents just don't understand the peace of mind it brings to parents to know steps are being taken to prevent another situation like what happened in CT.
Jennifer Gould December 27, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I'm curious to know why they only have police stationed at Elementary Schools in Coventry tho. As Barbara Rush said, they need to have them at the Middle School as well.
dohn joe January 02, 2013 at 03:24 PM
The more people talk about it, the more some deranged person is sitting at home reading and watching this stuff and plan on their next move.


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