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Charleston PD steps up patrols near schools after Sandy Hook massacre

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In light of Friday's massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, there is a heightened sense of police security at many schools. Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster said Monday that the department is trying to be more visible following the shootings.

"We want to give the public and most of all the parents of the children in these schools a little sense of security," police dept. Sgt. Bobby Eggleton said Monday.

Several Charleston schools already have resources offices who work full-time in the building.

The additional patrols will take place at least through this week. Students will then be off for holiday break until early January.