Local school district on high alert following CT. shooting

Security monitoring Edinburg schools

While the nation searches for meaning in a shooting that left 20 children dead at a school in Connecticut, one school district in the Valley said they are adding extra security.

"Our hearts are broken because we're all parents," said Edinburg CISD Superintendent Dr. Rene Gutierrez

Gutierrez spoke to Action 4 News about a deadly school shooting in Connecticut.

Gutierrez said the district was quick to react in the Valley.

An e-mail was sent to the principals at all the schools asking them to assure any concerned parents that all Edinburg Schools are safe.

Under Gutierrez's orders, officers and security were posted outside each campus for the day.

Squad cars and police officers were seen right outside Lincoln Elementary School.

Gutierrez said security is always a priority and the work, and the district already has several measures in place.

"Our doors are locked up all around the campuses, said Gutierrz. Except the front door. When we have visitors, people coming in, they must go in through the front door of the campus. They must sign in."

School district leaders are passing along their condolences to the families of the victims in Conneticut.

They said they're working hard to keep things safe in the Valley.