Ledyard's superintendent of schools told Patch today that he the schools, staff and children are safe in Ledyard and that if needed, counselors will be available on Monday.
The announcement follows today’s news that 26 people, including 18 children, were murdered at an elementary school in Newtown by a gunman, who later died himself. Graner said Ledyard schools do have in security place in place to prevent such a situation and there is a lock-down procedure in place.
According to Ledyard Police Lt. Michael Finkelstein, police officers went to all five schools today to increase a sense of security and that they will review possible security needs and responses.
Graner said staff had an ear out for rumors and exaggeration of the news but other than that, all was quiet in the schools today.
"We just wanted to be sure that nobody was sensationalizing it," he said. "We wanted to make sure the children weren’t getting information that was incorrect."