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Cleveland schools release safety plan

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland school kids go back to school Monday, August 19.  Friday afternoon,  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, police and other community partners released the plan for the safety and security of kids.

According to the plan, a combination of police presence, effective response to incidents, community policing efforts, curfew sweeps and community outreach programs have been identified as necessary elements of the security plan.

"With school starting on Monday, we are focusing our attention on the schools and we will work closely with the school district police and all of our community partners for the safety of our children in and out of the classroom," according to Chief of Police, Michael McGrath.

Part of the plan consists of SWAT will assist in patrolling high crime areas to provide a proactive presence.

Plus, Crime Stoppers has a school hotline to report any criminal activity taking place on school property with cash rewards of up to $2,000.

Click here for the 2013-2014 School Safety Plan.

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