"I just want to make sure students know they're safe in our building," Arbogast said.
School officials at the county level and local law enforcement also addressed school safety Monday. Sgt. Bobby Eggleton, the Charleston Police Department's assistant chief of detectives, announced police officers would increase their patrols of city schools for the rest of this week.
Eggleton said police would visit all public and private schools in Charleston city limits. He said police do not believe schools are at risk but want to reassure parents and school staff.
"We're not worried about anything, to be honest with you," he said. "We're doing this just to give an extra sense of security to the public."
Eggleton also asked members of the public to notify police if they see anything suspicious.
"We're stretched out there, so if they call and we have extra information before we get there, it's not going to hurt," he said.
Kanawha County Superintendent Ron Duerring said the police department approached the school system about providing officers this week. Students leave for holiday break on Thursday, so Duerring thought officers would remain in schools until the end of the week.
The school system received calls from concerned parents over the weekend. He thought the extra police would help everyone, including teachers and other school personnel, feel a little safer.
Every year school personnel practice emergency response plans, Duerring said. In light of the shooting, safety director Bev Jarrett said she and other county administrators are reviewing those procedures.
Each school is supposed to lock its doors during the day. Jarrett said each school is also supposed to have a "lockdown button." In an emergency the principal can push a button that automatically locks the building's front doors.
She said today she plans to review the safety features of each building with Chuck Wilson, director of the facilities department. She also wants to make sure all emergency personnel are able to access a school in case there is a problem.
Arbogast, Lewis, Duerring and Jarrett each said school personnel are well trained to deal with emergency situations. The added precautions and focus this week will build on a strong foundation, Jarrett said.
Staff Writer Zack Harold contributed to this report.