An increased security presence is expected at Springfield schools today… following Friday’s deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
District 186 officials say the security measures are precautionary… and should not alter the routine of students or parents as classes resume today.
Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil is planned for tonight outside the Springfield school district administrative offices on West Monroe.
Speakers will include a past national president of the group Bereaved Parents of the USA.
That vigil is planned for 5pm, ahead of tonight’s regular school board meeting.