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Deputies presence ease fears at county schools

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TUSCALOOSA - AL -

    After hearing more and more about the Elementary School massacre in Connecticut over the weekend, some Tuscaloosa parents like Scott Macey dreaded bringing his son to school Monday morning.  "I came and got mine on Friday at 1pm because I was just worried."

    The Sheriff's Office received lots of calls from worried parents over the weekend.  That's why at every Tuscaloosa County Elementary School a deputy greeted students as they got out of the car or stepped off the bus.  "It scared me for a second but I'm glad to see it because people seem to be getting a little more crazier nowadays," added Macey.

     You could even tell students seem more relaxed as they passed by the deputy while entering Maxwell Elementary.  Principal Connie Cooley said, "Its a comfort to me, myself as well as my faculty."

    The deputies remained at their assigned school throughout the day.

    Tuscaloosa City Schools did not have any extra security on hand.  However, each individual school did take time to review its security plans.

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