Contra Costa Sheriff Steps Up School Patrols After Uvalde Massacre

Following the school shooting and massacre in Uvalde, Texas, the Contra Costa County sheriff’s department announced that it would step up patrols at area schools. “I have ordered additional patrols around all of our schools,” sheriff David Livingston wrote.

The sheriff’s department was quick to note that no specific threats lead to the decision to step up patrols in area schools. In the department’s words, “there are no known threats in Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.” The move appeared to be more of a precautionary measure, as copycat attacks can happen following high-profile mass shootings.

Like many in the Bay Area, the Contra Costa sheriff expressed condolences for the families of victims in the Uvalde attack. The sheriff wrote “On behalf of the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting victims. Our thoughts are also with the community and first responders.”

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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