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Montgomery’s police chief, head of school security, school board president and other elected officials will meet with the community Wednesday to discuss school safety and emergency preparedness.

The discussion, open to all community members, is being hosted by the main countywide parent group to find out what is being done to keep students safe, in the wake of the shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Montgomery County Public School’s central office, Carver Educational Services Center at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville.

Officials will give a presentation and then address questions from the audience regarding school safety and security.

Parents believe that Montgomery schools are safe, but every community could enhance its training and preparedness, said Donna Pfeiffer, health and safety co-chair of the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations.

“Unfortunately, tragedies like this that shake our inner core remind us that maybe we need to do more,” she said.

jbondeson@gazette.net