Newport News Students To Receive Extra Protection & Support This School Year
AUGUST 28TH UPDATE (WHRO NEWS REPOST)
PATROL EFFORTS CONTINUE IN VIRGINIA
In addition to new district-wide safety measures, Newport News schools will have extra patrols in the form of volunteers when the school year starts on Aug. 28.
Volunteers with the Uvalde Foundation, which formed after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas, will patrol around - but not on - school grounds.
"The patrols are not designed as a one-time showing," said Foundation founder Daniel Chapin. "This is an ongoing concern at the school and at the district."
The Uvalde Foundation has been involved in Newport News since first-grade teacher Abby Zwerner was shot by one of her students.
It awarded the district a grant to help with building safety, but then revoked it as more details about the administration’s response to the shooting came out.
The Uvalde Foundation For Kids
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