A huge thank you and congratulations to the Weatherfield Faculty and Staff who were all present and participated at the safety drill conducted yesterday, facilitated by Lt. Anthony French, VSP; Chief of Police Bill Daniels; HCRS Rep, Christine Bullard; Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding; and Deputy Chief Shawn Brown. What a fantastic job they did in training us yesterday! They led the faculty and staff in several different active shooter scenarios, including setting off the fire alarm in the midst of one of the active shooter drills. No one at school, (including the principal), had a clue what was to happen yesterday. We all had to think on our feet and use good judgment. We actually had to use all of our skills including run, hide and fight, (A.L.I.C.E. training). Many of us escaped out the windows, just as we would in a real situation, helping each other out, just as we would if our children were with us. The group came together at the end to debrief the various situations. We have already decided on changes we need to make to ensure better school safety. A sincere thank you to parents who allowed us the time to do these drills by their understanding and patience as we shut down afterschool programs for yesterday. I am so proud of how we worked together in the name of safety for all children in this fine community. Thank you to the WS Family for their courage and dedication to our school. A special thank you to the presenters who took time out out of their busy day to work with us in the school setting. I am humbled by the events of yesterday. I learned many new things yesterday and will be a better leader thanks to yesterday's presenters and my colleagues.
Thank you most sincerely,