As people around the country try to make sense of the tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut, Canon-McMillan Superintendent Michael Daniels issued this statement Friday afternoon to parents and members of the community. It also appears on the district website:
Dear Parents/Guardians and Members of the Canon-McMillan Community,
The event that took place today in an elementary school in Connecticut is a sad tragedy. As the full details of the event continue to unfold, we can only wonder how and why this happened.
Information regarding this event today was not broadcast to our Canon-McMillan students.
Enjoy your time with your family this weekend and take a moment to share in discussion with your children the realities of such terrible events that occur in our society. As always, support and resources from the guidance staff in our schools is available to students as necessary.
I want to assure you our staff will be diligent in making sure our buildings are secure and safe and that our district-wide safety and security procedures continue to be followed with a heightened awareness of this sad reality.
Superintendent of Schools