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Childrens' Security Topic One: Eugene Delgaudio Meets with Sheriff Chapman.......Delgaudio meets with School Board and Board of Supervisors Tonight... Delgaudio: Two Thugs Bagged By Deputies

December 19, 2012

Law Enforcement & School Personnel Review Security Procedures in Wake of Tragic Shooting

In the wake of yesterday's tragic school shooting in Connecticut, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Leesburg, Purcellville, and the Middleburg Police Departments plan to meet early next week with Loudoun County Public Schools to review all school security procedures.

"As you know, we currently have school resource officers assigned to all County middle and high schools and have an impressive safety record and a great working relationship with school officials. We also have DARE officers present at many elementary schools," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. "We want to ensure that, together, we continue to do everything possible to ensure your child's safety, and the safety of the entire school staff. Please keep the victims of the senseless Connecticut tragedy in your thoughts and prayers," Sheriff Chapman added.

Board of Supervisors and School Board Meet tonight

At five p.m. and again at 7 p.m. today December 19 there are joint meetings of the School Board and the Board of Supervisors to discuss this incident in Connecticut.

There are a lot of proposals, but Loudoun and the School board have been working on the security issue and procedures for years.

For over a year I have been discussing private volunteer programs with various political authorities to authorize parents to actively one day a month as extra security for elementary schools. A report on my behind the scenes work was published in the Leesburg Today 2 weeks ago.

There are programs that schools can privately support that train and authorize parents to volunteer for security and other reasons to add to the level of awareness at the respective schools. It is at the discretion of the principal in cooperation with the School board.

One Potato, Two Potato, LCSO rounds up two thugs.

First Sterling Man Charged in Connection with December 16th Shooting on Gannon Way

A 19-year-old Sterling man has been charged in connection with the December 16th shooting at a home in the CountrySide community.

Victor D. Lassiter was apprehended during the early morning hours on Monday and was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and malicious wounding.

(December 18)Now: Two Sterling Area Suspects BAGGED by Sheriff

A second suspect involved in the December 16th shooting at a home in the CountrySide community was apprehended Monday in Prince Georges County, MD.

Marquis R. Vasciannie, 20, of Sterling, VA, was located by authorities late yesterday. He was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and is being held in Maryland awaiting extradition to Loudoun County, VA.

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