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Mass. schools prepare for resumption of classes

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BOSTON (AP) -

Some Massachusetts schools are enhancing security, while others are reviewing their safety procedures.

It's all part of an effort to reassure students and their parents as they head back to school on Monday in the aftermath of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday that left 20 children and 6 adults dead.

Many Massachusetts school districts also plan to have counselors available for any students who might need them.

Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said there would be increased police patrols around schools in the coming days. Other cities and towns also promised a greater police presence near schools.

Natick School Superintendent Peter Sanchioni told parents that while there is already strong security in schools, starting on Monday the front doors of all schools will be locked and staffed.

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