(WXYZ) - School districts across Metro Detroit will meet within the next few days to review security procedures in wake of the elementary school massacre in Connecticut.
Many schools have already emailed letters to parents reassuring them that proper safety measures are in place. Schools have also provided tips for parents on how to talk to their children about the tragedy.
Sunday, leaders in Warren Consolidated Schools met privately to discuss what is expected to be a stressful week ahead for students.
There will be extra police patrols around Troy Public Schools this week. District leaders will also hold a safety meeting with the city's police department to review safety plans and discuss suggestions on how to improve their procedures.
Madison Public Schools Superintendent, Randy Speck, tells 7 Action News his staff will be prepared as students head back to class Monday morning.
"We'll get our team together and look at all of our safety procedures and our protocol," Speck said. "We'll go back through our crisis management plan, and make sure we haven't missed anything and learn from any lessons that we might be able to get from what happened in this terrible tragedy."
Monday is a regularly scheduled late-start day for Grosse Pointe Public Schools. During that time, teachers usually meet to discuss educational opportunities, but Monday's agenda will be different. Dr. Thomas Harwood, the district's superintendent, says Monday's meeting time will be used to discuss the shooting in Connecticut.
"I've asked the staff and administration to get together to review what took place in Connecticut and to review our practices," Dr. Harwood said.
Principals in Livonia Public Schools will meet with district leaders Monday to discuss their crisis plans as well.
Ann Arbor Public Schools have carried out extensive drills in the past, which deal with active shooter situations. Over the next few days, district leaders will hold private meetings with staff to review safety procedures. The district says it has been in contact with the city's police chief, who has offered to meet with the district to reassess its safety policy.
Detroit Public Schools left messages with parents Sunday night reminding them about security measures that are already in place at schools. The district also told parents that counselors are available for children who may be struggling with their feelings over the tragedy in Connecticut.
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