Brentwood School District Responds to Connecticut Tragedy
All safety policies and procedures will be reviewed with a new perspective.
Friday's mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, has prompted the Brentwood School District to seek input from every school community member.
Brentwood Superintendent David Faulkner listed steps the school district is taking in response to the tragedy:
In response to the events at Sandy Hook, we have invited every member of our school community to provide input on ways that we could improve our procedures and facilities.
Each principal has communicated with his or her staff, the entire administrative team has met, and I have met with the Board of Education.
Our current and former school resource officers have met with individual principals, and our district safety officer will be attending a meeting sponsored by the St. Louis County Police Department on Thursday. Several parents have shared their observations as well.
We already had cameras and electronic locks on our buildings, but we are reviewing all of our policies and procedures with a new perspective.
We will be sharing any changes to our procedures with students, staff, and parents as necessary, but we will not be publishing any details that might undermine those protocols.