A message from Dr. John
Posted Sunday, December 16, 2012
Members of our Tiger Family:
Like you, I am deeply saddened and heartbroken by the events Friday in Connecticut. As a parent, I understand and share the concerns this terrible tragedy brings to our minds. Like most school districts in America, we take significant steps to keep our school buildings safe and secure. We work closely with the Loveland Police Department and provide training to our staff on an annual basis. Nevertheless, while we can deter and protect, senseless acts of violence are just that . . . senseless.
I have received multiple requests to compare our procedures with that of the school in Connecticut; I am unable to comment on the procedures of the school in Connecticut. Law enforcement is still conducting an investigation and many details are still emerging. I am sure the safety and security plans will be analyzed and dissected over the coming days and weeks. Federal and state law enforcement officials will provide public school districts with recommendations and alerts as information becomes available. At the local level we will work with our police department to understand the applicability of any lessons from this horrific event.
My prayers and thoughts are with those families dealing with unimaginable loss. I am disheartened by this senseless loss, yet my faith gives me hope and strength. I am angered and saddened as a parent, yet emboldened as an educator to continue our mission to provide the safest environment that creates opportunities for our students to learn, grow, and dream.
In Service to Children,
Dr. John Marschhausen, Superintendent