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Jacksonville Police to step up patrols at elementary schools

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

With the first day of school right around the corner, one district is beefing up security.

Following the Sandy Hook massacre back in December, Jacksonville police want to make sure your kids are safe at school.

On Thursday Jacksonville police chief Mike Yaniero said instead of having two officers patrol the elementary schools throughout the week, there will be six.

He says those officers will visit Jacksonville's seven elementary schools every day to walk the halls, talk to students and staff, and just check to make sure everything's OK.

The announcement came at Onslow County's principal-school resource officer meeting.

This move is not the same as adding full time SROs to the elementary schools -- like the middle and high schools have -- but the chief says it's above and beyond what the department was doing before.

"We have a responsibility to interact with them, to make sure they feel safe and to make sure they are safe," said Yaniero.

The chief says the extra patrols started last year after Sandy Hook, but this is the first full school year those six officers will make rounds.

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