In the wake of the today, Weston Superintendent Cheryl Maloney is offering support and reassurance for parents.
In a message sent via Weston Grapevine this afternoon, Maloney assured families that Weston administrators and faculty review safety and security procedures each fall and that Weston's emergency officials are well apprised of those procedures.
Maloney added that principals will be reviewing those procedures with staff and faculty in light of the Newtown tragedy.
She also said that materials will be provided to faculty in order to help them answer student questions that could arise Monday.
A copy of Maloney's message is below:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families and educators in Newtown, Connecticut after the fatal shootings at an elementary school there this morning. Each fall we review our safety and security procedures, which are then shared with the Police and Fire Departments. In light of this recent event, each principal is revisiting the plans with faculty and staff; and I have been in touch with Police Chief Shaw. We will provide materials to our faculty to help answer student questions about the events that might arise at school on Monday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Superintendent of Schools
According to reports from the Associated Press (reported via Newtown Patch), a shooter with several guns is believed to have shot and killed 26 people, including 18 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.