'Like You, We are Shocked and Saddened'
Nashua School District statement on Newtown, CT, speaks to safety and planning locally.
A message from the Nashua School District on the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.
"Like you, we are shocked and saddened by today's news reports about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We want you to know that the Nashua School District does all it can to provide safe learning environments for all its students and staff. We continuously review, practice, and improve school safety and security measures. Each year we practice emergency evacuation and lockdown drills. Earlier this year, Superintendent Mark Conrad and members of his staff met with state officials to assure the effectiveness of the District's current security measures and emergency response plans.
More importantly, we know the most important measure to keeping our schools safe is to maintain a positive school climate and to encourage open, positive lines of communication among students and staff. We talk about school safety with our students. We work to educate all students and staff that promoting a safe environment is everyone's concern, and everyone is responsible for reporting threats to safety to the school principal. Parents and staff, we encourage you to keep the lines of communication open regarding our safe schools. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your school principal."