Friday's mass shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, hasn't prompted the Clayton School District to immediately implement new safety measures.
Clayton Schools Communications Officer Chris Tennil responded to what Clayton schools are doing in the wake of the tragedy.
We're in the process of meeting with local first-responders and reviewing all of our policies and procedures (as every school will in the wake of a tragedy such as Newtown).
The key is that we need to make thoughtful, purposeful decisions about the safety of our students and staff and not get caught up in knee-jerk reactions just because, like everybody else, we are looking to make sense out of something that will be forever senseless.
In Clayton, we've dotted our "i"s and crossed out "t"s with regards to student and staff safety and started a conversation on what could improve that will continue well into 2013. However, our immediate focus needs to be on helping our students work through this tragedy in age-appropriate ways and getting both students and staff safely home for the Winter Holidays.