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Last Friday, the Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) issued the following statement on their website to assure parents that school administrators are doing everything possible to assure the safety of their children.
The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut has had a profound effect on parents throughout the United States. Leading many school districts to address these concerns.
Below is the original statement by LUSD Superintendent Edward Velazquez:
On behalf of the Lynwood Unified School District, we are deeply saddened by the tragic event that occurred today at an elementary school in Connecticut. Over the next several days, there will be extensive news coverage and discussion about this horrific incident that took the lives of many innocent people. Our sincere condolences and deepest thoughts go out to all the families and community members of Newtown, Connecticut.
I want to assure you that the safety of Lynwood Unified students and staff is our top priority and therefore all LUSD schools have comprehensive safety and crisis response plans ready for implementation, if necessary.
All schools in Lynwood Unified School Districts will continue to do the following:
▪ Maintain a closed campus policy
▪ Secure and monitor the entrances of our schools
▪ Maintain an emergency communication system to quickly communicate with parents in the event of a crisis
▪ Enforce check-in procedures for all visitors and non students
▪ Continue to monitor surveillance cameras at each school
▪ Conduct safety and crisis response drills at all schools
▪ Provide counseling services for students or staff, as needed
It is important for everyone to know that we will continue to keep all Lynwood schools safe for students, staff, parents, and community members. Additionally, we will have school counselors and psychologists’ available daily for students who may be affected by this tragic event. As a community of caring adults, we sincerely appreciate all that you do to support the children of our district.
Superintendent of Schools
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