SEATTLE - The Seattle Police Department is taking the cautionary step of increasing patrols around schools Friday, after a gunman killed children and adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
A post on the police department's blog said there have been no threats to area schools.
The blog also stated it's important to show visibility to reassure families and faculty concerned for safety.
According to police, a number of people have called asking what steps they're taking to increase extra security.
Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda issued a statement Friday in connection with the shooting at the Connecticut elementary school.