School districts nationwide respond to Newtown shooting

With 20 children and six adults confirmed dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school officials around the United States sent parents and teachers a message of safety.

Though some school districts, such as Chicago’s and New York city’s, had yet to articulate formal, public responses in the hours following the shooting which killed 20 children and six adults, officials at schools around the United States were offering one reassurance to parents: We won’t let this happen here.

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles made his statement quite brief, expressing sadness over the shootings in Connecticut and assuring parents he and other administrators will take action.

“Our schools are safe, but we will monitor today’s events to determine what additional safety measures can be put in place, especially in our elementary schools,” he wrote.

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