We have just been notified that the Horizons Alternative School, located in the same parking lot and between both our buildings is having an active shooter training. This will start at 8:30 am on Monday morning. You may notice lots of activity and police cars in the lot when you are dropping your child off.
With the increase in these types of events, it’s important that everyone has the skills and knowledge of how to respond, as those in the situation are always going to be the first who have to take action, call for help and, assist those around them.
To build our own skills last month, staff worked with Ed Lawson, a former FBI agent who is now the head of the UWPD Emergency Managment Unit. Your children’s safety is always our first priority.
I know that the sight and behavior of this type of activity could make you uncomfortable and concerned. This is simply a training so that they can be as prepared as possible. As we did in October, if there is an actual event happening and we have to lockdown I will send out a notice immediately.
I am happy to see that other schools around us are taking solid steps in keeping other children safe. If you have any questions about drop off on Monday morning, please send me an email.