NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. — In the wake of Friday's deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Superintendent Charles Gobron sent an email to reassure Northborough and Southborough residents that their children would be safe at school.
"We are all very concerned about the situation that happened today," Gobron wrote Friday. "Our thoughts go out to the entire Newtown community."
He cited a emergency management workshop held over the summer as an example of the ways the district strives to improve safety.
"We have a strong student safety network in our towns consisting of teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, social workers, police, fire and other community members," Gobron wrote. "The safety of our children is of paramount importance and is deeply embedded in our policies, procedures and practice."
He also shared links to two websites that teachers and parents might find useful in explaining the shooting to their students and children. The first is a blog post written by the Superintendent of Public Schools in Belchertown, Mass. The second is the National Association of School Psychologists website.