Tragedy in Connecticut

The shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut is absolutely heart breaking.  Just to remind everyone of our protocol, the email below was sent to all administrators to share with their faculty and staff.

Subject: School Safety in Light of this Morning’s Tragedy in Connecticut

DUSD Administrators-

In light of this morning’s tragic school shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut, we want all personnel take time to review our district wide Emergency Lockdown Protocol (see attachment).

I have been in contact with the Downey Police Department (DPD) and they will be providing extra patrol today and also will stop by each school’s main office to check in.

Aside from our Emergency Lockdown Protocol that was developed in collaboration with the Downey Police, each school has a Comprehensive School Safety Plan that is updated annually. This plan has also been used to coordinate and conduct School Safety and Security Vulnerability Assessments by DPD within the last year.

Please share with your staff. Thanks.

Dr. Robert Jagielski
Director, Student Services
Downey Unified School District


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