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NEWS RELEASE · 17th December 2012
Nancy Wells CMSD
Connecticut Tragedy
Published December 17, 2012

We are all saddened by the recent school tragedy in Connecticut, and it is understandable that there may be some anxiety about this incident in the schools in our local communities. The safety and well-being of our students and staff is always a priority. While the potential for such an incident taking place in our schools is low, in response to this incident, school staffs have reviewed Emergency Management procedures. Additionally, a strong partnership with all our local RCMP detachments ensures that we continue to work together to keep our schools and communities safe.

School staff members have been asked to watch for student reaction to this incident and to offer support if needed. School and district counsellors are also available to consult, as well as the District Learner and School Support Staff.

Your child may want to talk about the incident, which is normal, but it is most helpful if their exposure to extensive media coverage and graphic details is limited.

If you notice any changes in your child’s behaviour, or if you have questions about how to manage during these sad times, please do not hesitate to speak to your school principal.

The Coast Mountains School District offers deep condolences to the families in Conneticut who have suffered the unimaginable loss of children.

Nancy Wells
Superintendent of Schools