Weekly Recap: School Security Tightened After Newtown
A look back at Medford's top stories of the week.
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Uniformed and plain clothes police officers will be stationed at all Medford Public School buildings from now into January, among other additional security measures announced by Superintendent Roy Belson.
In an email, Belson said he met with Mayor Mike McGlynn, Police Chief Leo Sacco Jr. and other school and community officials review the district's safety procedures and safeguards in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT where 20 children and six adults were killed before the shooter took his own life.
Malden Police Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said one of two victims was killed on the scene during a horrific car crash on Medford Street in Malden near the Medford-Malden line, with another transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The accident took place at the intersection of Medford and John Streets in Malden, steps away from the Medford intersection of Central Avenue and the Fellsway.
Before we turn the page to 2013, here's a look back at the most viewed articles on Medford Patch in 2012.
There was an arrest on assault and battery charges in addition to four assaults reported from Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 17.
There were arrests on charges of threat to commit a crime, shoplifting and uttering a false instrument from Monday, Dec. 10 through Thursday, Dec. 13.