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Superintendent Reaches Out to Parents on School Security

Schools Superintendent Pamela Aubin has sent a letter to parents outlining the schools' security measures in the wake of the Newtown school shooting

 

Montville Public Schools Superintendent Pamela Aubin has written a letter to parents to update them on what the district is doing to keep Montville children, teachers and staff safe in the wake of the massacre of 20 first grade children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Friday.

In her letter, Aubin wrote that early Monday morning, she “convened a brief meeting with principals to ensure that our safety protocols are being followed meticulously and consistency throughout the district.”

She said in each school, staff was making sure all doors are locked and checked, that all staff wear their ID badges at all times, and that, among other measures, anyone coming to a school must have photo ID and school’s were notified of deliveries.

Aubin also wrote that a security meeting is planned for the district’s safety committee and Montville Police, the Resident State Trooper and the Montville Fire Marshal to “review the district safety plan.

The letter, in its entirety, is attached to this story. 

Jen F December 19, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Wayne... I want to protect my children (16, 10, 8) as much as the next person. I want them to grow up knowing that the Good Guys always win, the Bad Guy is always punished and that life is sunshine and daisies... However, I agree with Toni on this one. There is an extreme.... In the picture of the school you painted, how quickly can paniced scared people (let alone children) escape if the school is on fire? Truely, what you painted sounds like a death trap to me, and a prison besides. I want my children to feel safe, yes... but I don't want them to feel like a prison door slammed behind them when they entered either.
KEV December 19, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Sorry Wayne, my bad. But I just can't see the logic to your ideas. Whould the kids not be allowed outside for recess? Would we need armored personel transports to replace busses? What about when the kids are at the bus stop? Or a outdoor sporting event? Or mall, or park, or supermarket or anywhere? We can't protect everyone all the time, and I don't want my kids going to a prison-like school. How about this for a simple solution.....Lift the federal "no gun zone" and let teachers carry handguns if they choose. Massacures don't happen where guns are legal, they happen where guns are banned. A simple, zero cost solution. Sorry again for calling you a wack-job.
Ellyn Santiago December 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I want to say how much I appreciate the respectful discourse here, the Patch 'town square' where we can agree to disagree.
REVMAN December 21, 2012 at 11:35 AM
I also disagree somewhat with Wayne because there are over 1100 schools in Ct.alone and it would be very expensive to do.Wayne sounds like a teacher and I would be all for it if all the teacher refused their raises for 3-4 years and cut the school budgets by 20%.I just read in the Day they want tax Ammo 50% our our politicitions really that stupid-YES!
Wayne December 21, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Revman Wayne is not a teacher. I am a concerned parent and grandparent. I have also been in the emergency services for 41 years. This issue has nothing to do with teacher's salaries.

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