Connecticut Tragedy

A Letter from Dr. Waddell

I am sure you know about the tragic events at an elementary school today in Connecticut. Our first reaction is shock at the senseless violence, especially upon innocent children, and our hearts and prayers go to the children, their families and the community.

I know that such tragedies cause fear to rise within you about the safety of your children. I want to assure you that the safety of your children is of the first importance to us. Today, we have asked local police and emergency providers to increase their patrols of our schools. Most had already planned this. We are also having LISD support staff stationed at the schools at dismissal.

The most important part of safety is to plan for daily security and for emergencies. LISD protects its buildings by guarding entries and locking other doors. Visitors must enter through the office and must do an identification check. We have developed emergency procedures based on FEMA guidelines and in consultation with local safety officials. All campuses have intruder and lockdown protocol as part of their emergency procedures and are required to practice this training routinely.

We constantly strive to assure the safety of our students. Such tragedies are shocking, but schools remain some of the safest places to be. We take safety as our most serious responsibility and will continue to improve how we can provide that.

We thank you for your cooperation and support.

-Stephen F. Waddell
Superintendent of Schools

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Estoy seguro de que se han enterado de los trágicos eventos que sucedieron hoy en una escuela primaria en Connecticut.  Nuestra primera reacción es conmoción a tan horrenda violencia, especialmente cuando se trata de niños inocentes, y nuestros corazones y oraciones están con esos niños, sus familias y la comunidad.

Yo se que dichas tragedias causan temor en ustedes con respecto a la seguridad de sus niños.  Quiero asegurarles que la seguridad de sus hijos es nuestra más alta prioridad.  Le hemos pedido a la policía local y los proveedores de servicios de emergencia que aumenten las rondas en nuestras escuelas hoy.  La mayoría de ellos ya habían planeado hacerlo.  Ademas tendremos personal adicional de LISD en las escuelas a la hora de salida.

La parte mas importante de la seguridad es tener precausiones diarias en caso de emergencia.  LISD protege sus edificios observando las entradas y cerrando sus puertas con llave. Todo visitante tiene que entrar por la puerta principal y mostrar su identificación.  Nosotros hemos desarrollado procedimientos de emergencia basados en las reglas de FEMA y hemos consultado con los oficiales locales.  Todos las escuelas tienen procedimiento de cierre para casos de emergencia y se les requiere que practiquen estos procedimientos regularmente.

Nosotros nos esforzamos por asegurar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes constantemente.  A pesar de que estas tragedias son horribles, nuestras escuelas continúan siendo lugares seguros.

Les agradecemos su cooperación y su apoyo.

-Dr. Stephen F. Waddell

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