Stonington Public Schools released the following statement this afternoon via e-mail to parents in the district regarding the school shooting in Newtown:
Our heart felt thoughts and prayers go out to the Newtown community.
These events can be frightening for children, parents and staff, especially when they occur relatively close to our own community.
School counselors will be on hand Monday for any students or staff who need support.
The district has been in conversation with the Stonington Police Department regarding its safety protocols, to ensure that our students, families and staff remain safe. Beginning Monday and over the course of the coming weeks, Stonington Police will be increasing their presence and visits in our schools throughout the day and in the near term future. Stonington Police and District Administration will be meeting on Monday to review security and response protocols already in place and to collaborate on any additional strategies.
The following link will provide information and guidance in speaking to your children about today's tragedy.