School Districts Respond to Texas School Shooting with Advice, Support
School districts sent out letters to parents, expressing concern and support after the deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex.
“There are no words that help express the profound sadness, hopelessness or anger we’re collectively feeling in the wake of another school shooting. These emotions are especially heavy on this rainy Wednesday afternoon as we learn more details about the tragedy and about the lives who were lost due to this violent act,” read a Wayzata district email that went out to families.
You can read the full statement here.
Districts shared resources for talking to students about the school shootings and said they would have counselors and psychologists in place to meet with students, if needed.
“Yesterday’s tragic events at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas have shocked and saddened us. Our hearts are with this school’s community–their students, families and educators,” read a statement from Osseo Area Schools.
Osseo, as well as other districts, included tips and resources from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). You can read the full statement here.
Schools Address Safety Measures
“Our hearts go out to the families in that community as they process this unimaginable loss,” read a statement from Anoka-Hennepin schools.
The district went on to talk about safety measures at schools, which include exterior doors that are locked requiring visitors to pass through a secured front door and show identification prior to entering. Following a referendum in 2017, the district removed all portable buildings to enhance security as well as updated communication tools and video surveillance. The email also says the district maintains strong relationships with local law enforcement and police liaision officers. You can read the full statement from Anoka-Hennepin schools here.
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