ATHENS, Ala. (WAAY) - Staff at the central office for the Limestone County School System spent Monday creating a memorial for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Employees took time to paint and draw the names and ages of the 26 victims on wooden stars in front of the central office. The school system also had a banner made to honor and show support after the loss at the Connecticut school.
Karen Tucker works for the school system and was one of the volunteers that helped with the project. "This has hit us so hard in the Limestone County School District" says Tucker. "It violates everything that we believe in and that is to keep our students safe."
The school system says they want to ensure that something positive comes from this tragedy. That's one of the reason's school leaders are reevaluating their school safety procedures.
Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Sisk says that back in September school leaders began a system wide review of their safety plan.
He says, after the Sandy Hook shooting, they have worked with local law enforcement to find more options to increase security. Sisk says they will also look into adding more School Resource Officers at each school.
"The tragedy at Sandy Hook simply reinforces what we already knew to be the case and that is we have to take steps to ensure that children are safe and we are committed to doing that" says Sisk.
This week, the school system will begin putting together a YouTube video to address safety concerns that will be posted on their website at www.lcsk12.org.