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Message from Superintendent Hughes regarding Connecticut School Shooting:
Dear Tintic School District and Communities:
On behalf of Tintic School District, our hearts go out to the community of Newtown, Connecticut, and especially to the staff, students and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School. It’s difficult to comprehend the horrific attack that took place the morning of December 14, 2012. Nevertheless, the random nature of a sudden mass shooting can make us feel very vulnerable, particularly when innocent, vulnerable children are targeted. As we try to cope with this reality, we can and must insure that we are always remembering and protecting our students and schools.
Tintic School District has worked over the past years to develop building emergency preparedness plans. We have practiced and trained to respond with confidence, but now see that more efforts and practice must be implemented. Our procedures are developed in coordination with our local law enforcement and fire departments. In short, we will work and strive to insure that our students, staff and schools are prepared for any and all types of emergencies.
As educators, parents and school community members we need to remind ourselves that as caring adults, we can make the difference between being overwhelmed by circumstances we cannot control or developing needed coping skills. Here are a few suggestions for helping to make students feel safe:
- Turn off or monitor the television. Endless news programs are likely to heighten anxiety, and young children cannot distinguish between images on television and their personal reality.
- Stick to facts. Answer questions factually.
- Remember to filter what you say to a child. Avoid graphic details.
- Remain calm and reassuring. Children take their cues from their parents and adults.
- Be optimistic.
- Be a good listener and observer.
The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. It takes parents, students, staff and community working together to keep our schools safe places to learn.
Once again on behalf of Tintic School District and our surrounding communities, our hearts go out to the community of Newtown, Connecticut, and especially to the staff, students and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Kodey S. Hughes,
Superintendent of Schools
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