John Cummings, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, said if a situation involved private schools, he would want to be notified so the diocese, in turn, could notify schools in the area.
The diocese covers Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
But something needs to be done, Cummings
"We are so concerned about the safety of our children," Cummings
said."We don't want something to happen and say `we didn't know about it.No one informed us.' "