Yesterday, we were all saddened by the tragic school shooting in Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and all of those who are dealing with this heartbreaking situation.
While the sobering fact is that no community is immune to senseless violence, our first priority in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is a commitment to safe schools and buildings. We are so fortunate to have great campus officers and strong partnerships with our local police department. We also have community resources such as PACES, and we have our faith-based organizations who stand ready to assist our kids, families, and schools.
This incident reminds us how important it is to know what to do when faced with the unthinkable or a situation that poses a threat to safety.
This weekend, cling a little tighter to your family and each other. In times of tragedy the only thing that helps is holding on to all the goodness around us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Newtown, Connecticut.