When children return to school on Monday, families should expect to see an increased police presence, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
The move is a reaction to Friday's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren and six teachers.
The gunman also killed his mother at her nearby home.
The following was posted by FCPD on its Facebook page on Sunday:
As children return to school tomorrow, you will see an increased police presence at and around schools in the county. We want the community to know this is being done as a reassurance for parents, teachers and students and NOT because there is any threat. It is a result of the shooting in Newtown, CT.
For parents unsure about how to explain Friday's tragedy, see "How to Talk to Your Kids About Connecticut Shootings."
A fund has been set up to help the school in Connecticut. For more information, see "How to Help Families Affected by Newtown School Shooting."