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Wilton School Officials, Police, to Review Security Protocols

As per an update from Superintendent of Schools Gary G. Richards, school officials will be meeting with police to discuss the "current security system and possible ways we might improve."

 

[The following update on school security from Superintendent of Schools Gary G. Richards was posted to the Wilton Public Schools website on Jan. 2:]

As we resume school following the holiday break, we will continue our review of campus security at each of our schools. Some of the steps we are taking include:

  • We continue to ensure that exterior doors are locked and that visitors are checked through our visitor management system.
  • The Wilton Police are a visible presence as they patrol our community and make stops at our schools.
  • We will continue to practice emergency drills with students and we will be reviewing our protocols for these drills with our principals.
  • This week members of our senior staff and I will be meeting with First Selectman Brennan, Wilton Police Chief Lombardo and his key staff. We will be discussing our current security system and possible ways we might improve.
  • We will attend a state-wide conference of school officials next week, and I will also be meeting with Southern Fairfield County school superintendents to discuss approaches for enhancing school security.

For a variety of reasons, we will not be sharing details about our security efforts, but I assure you that we consider this matter our highest priority. I would like to extend my appreciation to our parents and staff for the way they have reassured our children during a very difficult time. Thanks to you all, our students understand and appreciate that schools are safe places for them and that we are fully committed to their safety and well-being.

 

Respectfully,

Gary G. Richards

Superintendent of Schools

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