Officers to increase presence near Arizona schools
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
PHOENIX (AP) - Police officers in some Arizona communities are planning increased patrols around schools following a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left more than two dozen people dead.
Authorities in Phoenix and Tucson say there are no indications of any threats at schools in the two cities and that the increase in police presence is merely a precaution.
On Friday, a gunman opened fire inside two classrooms at the Connecticut school where his mother was a teacher. Twenty-six people were killed, including 20 children.
Gov. Jan Brewer says she's among those heartbroken over the shootings. On Friday, she asked Arizona residents to pray for the victims and the community of Newtown, Conn.
Like elsewhere around the nation, Brewer says flags in Arizona will be lowered through next Tuesday.
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