The district says safety is of the utmost importance. Recently the district's lockdown procedures were shown in a report on WDIV-TV Local 4.
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Following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT., Huron Valley Schools Superintendent Jim Baker said the district is actively reviewing security procedures at all district schools.
The following is a message from Huron Valley Schools Superintendent Jim Baker. Good morning HVS Parents and Guardians: Like many of you, over the weekend I watched in horror and sadness the unfolding news coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. As a school administrator in a community known to be safe and closely knit, I am struggling to come to grips with how this happens and the unfortunate frequency of these types of events. As a father, I cannot imagine the unbearable grief the families must be experiencing. In parallel, I recognize that our job is to provide the safest possible environment for our students. Following are some important steps we are taking this week and in the weeks to follow. 1. Each building is …
Several parents reported a police presence at elementary schools throughout the area. The increased security is in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, CT.
When White Lake resident Meloney Lambert dropped off her two eight-year-old daughters at Lakewood Elementary in White Lake, she noted two police cars near the school - an increased security measure taken in the wake of Friday's shooting in Newtown, CT. "My one daughter asked me, 'Why are the policeman here mommy?' at this point I (was) fighting back the tears trying to tell her that they are just doing their jobs driving around the schools," Lambert said. "I am just so grateful that the White Lake Police Department decided to have officers at the school this morning," she said. "That made me feel so much better about my girls going to school." Another parent, Gwennie Williams-Hernandez, said she kept her two kids home from school Monday. "…