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Superintendent Seiu Reaches Out To ABC School Community After Newtown Murders

ABC Unified School District

By Brian Hews

The horrific killings in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday prompted ABC Unified School District Superintendent Mary Seiu to send a direct communication to all parents, students, teachers, and employees of the district.

Seiu posted an emotion letter on the school district‘s website on Friday that expressed sorrow and sympathy for the victims.  She also used the opportunity to advice parents “the best way to talk to our children about what took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School.”

“It is with deep sadness to hear about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning.  There were multiple deaths and injuries resulting from an adult shooter on campus.  We recognize that this will cause great concern to many of us.  A sense of normalcy is best for our students during these situations,” Seiu stated.

Official seal of Newtown, Connecticut

Official seal of Newtown, Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Please be assured that safety is our highest priority every day.  We will continue to be vigilant and will take all measures to ensure that our students are safe in school.  We continually work to maximize student and employee safety in our schools,” Seiu continued.

She also stressed that ABCUSD school personnel would “rregularly practice school-wide drills, including lockdown drills, to prepare for worst case scenarios.”

The letter went on to state: “Maintaining an emergency communication system that we use to connect rapidly with our parents by phone and or email. As parents, you will be addressing this issue at home. Here is some advice that we would like to recommend llimited exposure to the news.  Video footage will be repeated in the next few weeks and we need to monitor it carefully.”


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