Jackson Police Increase Patrols, Security Around Schools in Wake of Texas Mass Shooting

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People react after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Jackson Township Police Department has announced an increase in presence around schools in the Jackson School District on Wednesday and beyond in light of the school shooting in Texas on Tuesday.

19 students and 3 adults were killed in that mass shooting.

“This morning, all the members of the Jackson Police Department send our prayers out to the victims and families in Uvalde, Texas,” Captain Steven Laskiewicz said in a statement. “In addition to the usual patrols, security checks, and presence of School Resource Officers, our officers will be focusing additional patrols and presence at the township schools. This will include marked patrol vehicles and also detectives in unmarked police vehicles.”

There have been known threats to any school in Jackson Township and the measure is simply a proactive one to provide enhanced visibility in the aftermath of the Texas shooting.

Captain Laskiewicz reminds residents, not to hesitate to call 911 or the main number at 732-928-1111 to report any suspicious activity so officers can respond to investigate it.