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The head of the city's teachers union is asking for police presence in the schools to improve safety.

Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association, said increased security measures that began Monday at East High School are "necessary but not sufficient" to quell the increased violence reported at the school.

Urbanski today recommended that uniformed police officers be assigned to every city secondary and elementary school that requests them.

Following reports of unprovoked violence among students, as well as attacks on teachers, the school's guidance counselors and teachers began giving up their breaks and planning time to help security guards patrol the hallways.

The school plans to increase the number of guards, and students will be required to wear their identification cards.

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