Governor Peter Shumlin says principals and staff at Vermont schools are "especially vigilant" following the school shooting in Connecticut.
He says parents and students should know that nearly all Vermont schools have emergency plans and security in place.
This morning, a man opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked, killing 27 people, including 20 children and himself.
The shooting appeared to be the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, which left 32 people and the gunman dead.
Vermont’s education commissioner has encouraged all Vermont schools to review their school safety plans to ensure that they are current and to review the school crisis plan guide.