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Utica, Birmingham schools step up security in wake of Newtown shooting

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) -- Police in Sterling Heights say they are starting to randomly visit some Utica Community schools to enhance security in the wake of mass school shootings elsewhere.

Officers in Sterling Heights are launching twice-a-day visits Tuesday to three junior high schools and 11 elementary schools. The patrols include visiting with administrators and obtaining information on activities in the Utica schools.

In Birmingham, officials say new security measures, most notably, locked doors and security guards at front doors of all buildings, begins Tuesday. The measure is part of a month-long review of security policies at Birmingham Public Schools.

The actions come after a deadly rampage last month at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. They grew out of meetings between Utica Community Schools Superintendent Christine Johns and Sterling Heights Police Chief Michael Reese.

Police say they are talking with officials in the Warren Consolidated Schools about similar measures.

- The Associated Press contributed to this story

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