The devastating news that a gunman or gunmen terrorized an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Friday morning killing reportedly as many as 20 people including children has left an entire country reeling. School shootings are rare even if they feel all too common, but one that involves elementary school children is unfathomable.
No doubt parents in Houston and the surrounding area are feeling a sense of trepidation after the events in Connecticut Friday morning.
In response to the tragedy, the Houston Independent School District issued the following statement:
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The Houston Independent School District joins the nation in mourning the tragic loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. Crisis management procedures, which include campus lockdown protocols, are in place at every HISD campus. The approximately 200 officers in the HISD Police Department receive regular crisis response training as well. The safety of students and staff is HISD's top priority.