Fair Lawn Superintendent Reaffirms Commitment to School Safety
Fair Lawn schools will make counselors available to any student or staff member who needs to talk following Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., superintendent Bruce Watson said in a statement.
Fair Lawn superintendent Bruce Watson released a statement pledging the district's continued commitment to school safety Saturday, one day after a mass shooting killed 20 children and six staff at a Connecticut elementary school.
Watson's message, which went out to parents over the district's Swift Reach phone notification system, also stated that the district would make counselors available to students and staff beginning Monday.
"Parents, should your child wish to talk to our trained and caring staff, we will have someone available during school hours," Watson said. "For many, family discussion is enough, but for others additional support and attention may be necessary."
Board of Education president Michael Rosenberg, who stressed the district's monthly security drills and close relationship with the Fair Lawn Police Department, said no new security measures would be implemented at this time.
"We look at security every day and work closely with the PD," he said. "Our main focus is assuring our families that our schools are safe."
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