School takes extra precaution

NAUGATUCK — A Naugatuck police officer will be stationed at Hop Brook Elementary School during periodic points in the day in response to some safety concerns expressed by school officials and parents, interim Superintendent of Schools Jim Connelly said.

The officer will be at the school for an undetermined amount of time.

The concerns come after a knife was found in a student’s locker last week, and a second knife was found in a school hallway on Monday. Nobody was injured, but some are concerned.

Connelly said he’s working with police and school officials to facilitate a discussion with students about safety and what they should do when they see something. He said different types of discussions will be presented to younger students than with older students.

School officials and police are still trying to figure out how the knives got into the building.