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Brecksville-Broadview Heights Superintendent Responds to Connecticut Shooting: 'We are Deeply Saddened'

Read below for the statement from Superintendent Scot Prebles.

Superintendent Scot Prebles emailed the following statement to Patch regarding the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut on Friday:

“We are deeply saddened by this news and extend sympathies and prayers to all of the families who are impacted by this tragic event. 

Upon hearing the news of today's event all building administrators were contacted to verify that they were aware of the tragedy. Staff members were reminded, as always, to comply with existing safety and security protocol and to remain on high alert through the remainder of the day. All BBHCSD building entrances are locked daily, accompanied by video surveillance and buzzer-required systems for public entrance. Identification is required to access parts of the building beyond the office. All visitors are required to wear visitor identification badges.

All principals will facilitate emergency "safety and security" staff meetings this afternoon. It is during these meetings safety and security measures will be reviewed and procedures to assist students in need of special support when they return Monday. All buildings will be on high alert through the remainder of next week.”

For more:

  • AP Reports More than 20 Dead in Connecticut School Shooting (Updated)
  • Connecticut School Shooting: What People are Saying in Ohio
Theresa Domanski December 15, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Thank you BBHCSD school superintendent Scot Prebles for your email regarding the safety measures being taken at all our city schools! One factor is missing. God needs to be acknowledged in our schools. We must remember that we need God in our lives and without Him our lives will be chaos!!

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