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Security on the mind as LAUSD students return to school

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Students and police watch teachers, parents and students chanting slogans on a picket line outside Crenshaw High School to protest teacher layoffs planned by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in Los Angeles on May 15, 2009. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles public school students head back to class today for the first time since the Newtown shootings. In response to that tragedy, Los Angeles Police announced a new plan to ensure security at the district's schools.

"They'll be checking in with each administrator at least once every day, then going back by the schools and stepping up patrols past all of the schools as well," said Jill Barnes, coordinator of emergency services for the LA Unified School District, on Take Two. "The plan is going to be reevaluated at the end of the week to see how it can be continued."

To see how the new security plan is being received by students and parents, we check in with producer, Mary Plummer at Maple Primary Center, a public school in South Los Angeles that serves 200 students in Kindergarten and first grade.

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