Following Friday's massacre in Newtown, CT, Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker has offered input on the comprehensive security plan set in place by his department.
- POLICE & FIRE
- John Deike
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Last week, the U.S. experienced one of its worst tragedies in recent memory when Adam Lanza opened fire in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, killing 20 children and 6 adults. As students nationwide returned to school Monday, several questions loom regarding the safety of America’s youth. To address concerns on the local level, Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker offered the following message on department's Facebook page: The Stow Police Department in conjunction with the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for the students and faculty of our schools. In keeping with that commitment, the Stow Police Department is working with the Administration of the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools …
Stow-Munroe Falls School District Superintendent Russ Jones sent out a phone blast message to the community to tell parents the schools are safe and a bigger plan is being developed to ensure that safety continues.
In light of the horrific shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, CT on Friday, Stow-Munroe Falls Superintendent Russ Jones sent out a message to the community to say that the district plans to have a physical police presence in all of its buildings. Here is the full message: This past Friday, we all experienced the unimaginable ... the most horrific event that I have experienced as a professional educator ... what we saw and what we heard is simply unbelievable. This has changed everything. Just like Sept. 11 changed how we travel at airports, what happened this past Friday has changed what happens in our schools. I have been in conversation this weekend with board members, Stow Mayor Sara Drew and Munroe Falls Mayor Frank Larson …