Provided by Lubbock ISD
We are tremendously saddened to hear of the tragic shooting in a Connecticut elementary school. While this seems to be an isolated event far away in Newtown, Connecticut, it does give our community a sense of vulnerability and sorrow.
Today, we have a heightened sense of awareness on campuses, but school has continued as usual. Our counselors have all been trained in crisis response and will be able to address any concerns expressed by students. In addition, our counselors have resources available for parents on how to address this type of tragedy with their children and it is available online www.LubbockISD.org.
This year, we have added several security measures to all of our schools. All campuses have had video cameras and controlled access points installed. They are in various stages of training and implementation, but our schools are much safer now than they were a year ago. Our system can secure outside entrances and lock down the building with the touch of a button. All of our police officers have gone through training for this type of situation. Our campus principals have also been trained in emergency procedures and are glad to discuss our safety processes with parents.
The school and the families of those involved in this terrible tragedy in Connecticut are close in our thoughts.