In light of a devastating school shooting Friday in Connecticut that shocked and saddened the nation, local school districts are reassuring parents about student safety.
When asked by Patch about security measures in the district, Anchor Bay Schools Superintendent Leonard Woodside issued the following statement Monday morning:
"Naturally parents are concerned about the safety of their children in school. Over the years the Anchor Bay Board of Education has been pro-active in taking measures to assure the safety of our students.
"All schools are locked down during the school day. All of our main entrances have sally ports or security entrances where parents and visitors can only enter the building through one front door and must report to the main office where identification is required. Safety procedures are reviewed monthly and all schools hold tornado, fire, and lockdown drills," according to Woodside.
In a letter to parents on Friday, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Superintendent Jackie Johnston assured parents that the district's own security procedures will continue to be practiced and refined for the safety of all L'Anse Creuse students, faculty and staff.
"I would like to assure you that your children's safety is our number one priority," Johnston wrote. "As our number one priority the district upholds rigorous safety procedures that are reviewed regularly. In addition there are multiple safety drills in place for each school that are practiced throughout the school year."
New Haven Community Schools also said Friday it will also review security measures for the district.