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Officers talk about law enforcement at Sioux City Schools

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

In light of the gun debate in the U.S., some school districts are arming teachers with weapons.  While you won't find any armed teachers in Sioux City Public Schools, each middle and high school does have it's own police officer.

The "school resource officers" provide any necessary law enforcement services during a given day.  The school district meets routinely with the Sioux City Police Department to discuss security procedures and protocol.

According to Sioux City Police, the Sandy Hook tragedy has provided a heightened awareness.  "Fresh awareness that makes everybody kind of revisit those safety plans and the security plans and the emergency plans and make sure that we're all knowledgeable of what we're supposed to do," said Chad Sheehan, Sioux City Police Department.

As a reminder, police say parents should call law enforcement immediately if they see something suspicious while dropping or picking up kids from school.

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