Indiana schools ramp up school safety plans following Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary

Hoosier schools react to Connecticut tragedy

INDIANAPOLIS - As millions of students across the country return to school on Monday, just three days after the school shooting in Connecticut that took the lives of more than 2 dozen people, thousands of students in Indiana are returning to classes under revamped security protocols.

Several school districts in central Indiana are informing parents about changes in their security plans via websites and letters.

Indianapolis Public Schools said it wants to reassure parents that leaders have safety plans in place and that officials are using a variety of resources and precautions if an armed intruder enters a school.

IPS officials also said its staff is trained to watch for suspicious behavior by visitors and students.

Other schools districts including Carmel Clay and Lawrence posted safety plans on their websites, and urged parents to call grief counselors if they need help explaining the Connecticut school shooting to their children.

Social media campaigns popped up on Monday asking Americans to wear green and white in honor of the victims.

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