Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, center, is joined by school officers as they visit Geneva Peare’s second grade class at Montclair Elementary
Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, center, is joined by school officers as they visit Geneva Peare's second grade class at Montclair Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Earlier this year the class sent the chief thank you letters for keeping the city safe, so he decided to visit them in person to thank them and discuss being safe in school. Jordan did not mention last Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn. since their teacher has not discussed it with them. ( Jane Tyska/Staff)