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Statement from South Bend Schools on CT. shooting

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Statement from South Bend Community School Superintendent Carole Schmidt

We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn the news of the tragedy at the Connecticut school today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families involved. 

Our most important priority at the South Bend Community Schools is the safety of our students and staff.  We are devoted to keeping our students and staffs protected and have taken the necessary steps to make each of facilities safe. As a member of the St. Joseph County Safe Schools Task Force, our safety measures are continually reviewed and updated. We have emergency preparedness plans for each school.  Schools participate in safety drills on a regular basis which include a variety of scenarios. All of our school entrances are locked. Access is limited through camera entry security systems. A check-in procedure is in place for all visitors at the school. 

As a parents talk to their children this weekend they may wish to remind them of the need to follow all the directions of school staff in the case of an emergency. When students return to school on Monday school personnel will be monitoring for any signs of distress by students. Teachers and principals will be alert to student needs and will do their upmost to conduct normal activities at our schools.  Should you have concerns about how your child is reacting to the tragedy please contact the child's teacher who can refer him/her to the school Social Worker. 

 

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