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Franklin County Sheriff's Office Walk the Hallways for Safety

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The school year started this week in Franklin County, but students aren't the only ones filing the hallways: so are police.

It's an initiative through the Franklin County Sheriff's Office after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Police are there sporadically throughout the day without a set schedule. Officials say it's because school shootings are well-planned out and they don't want a person to track when police are in and out of the buildings.

"They are maybe watching the patterns of how parents are flowing, kids arriving, so to make sure we kind of kept that at bay our checks are unannounced and they are random throughout the day," says Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton.

On occasion, some police would also have lunch with the kids in the cafeteria, too.