Statement from Prince George’s County Public Schools regarding the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting incident:
“Our hearts go out to the students, teachers, parents and families affected by today’s tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Schools are safe havens for our children. As a society, we must come together to ensure that this type of callous incident does not happen again.”
-Dr. Alvin L. Crawley, Interim Superintendent of Schools
Prince George's County Public Schools
Background: Prince George’s County Public Schools firmly believe that schools are safe havens for our children. In June, our school system conducted an “active shooter” drill in conjunction with our local law enforcement authorities. Staff members have also received reminders regarding school safety. We have increase security around our schools as a precaution. The safety and protection of our students is core to our mission.