With the memorial over, Mieras and school officials turned their attention to Monday, when Sparks Middle School will reopen. Extra police officers will be present that day for added security.
Whether the increased staffing will be permanent or not is something officials will evaluate on a continuing basis, according to Mieras.
“Every time there’s a school incident, not just here but across the nation, we always step back and take a look at what went well, what didn’t go well and how we can improve our safety,” Mieras said.
In addition to extra security, the school will have additional counselors to help students and staff, said Katherine Loudon, guidance counseling services coordinator for the Washoe County School District.
The memorial for teacher Michael Landsberry is set for November 3.