Bethel Superintendent of Schools Shares Johnson School Incident Follow-Up

In this week's newsletter, Christine Carver, Bethel Superintendent of Schools shared an update regarding the incident that took place at 
Johnson School. Please read below: 
We take the safety and security of our students and staff as our highest priority.  When you have an emergency in schools it challenges and tests your district protocols in emergency response, relationships with emergency responders, communication, and support of parents. We know that we have an amazing, well-trained staff and a fabulous relationship with the Bethel Police Department who are our partners in handling those emergencies. Wednesday, tested our protocols because of the timing of the emergency (dismissal).   

I want to take this opportunity to thank parents for what you did that supported our work in keeping our students and staff safe.  While we tried to send frequent communications, almost all parents were patient and let the school staff, police, and central office staff conduct our investigation without disruption, even in this stressful situation. We appreciated parents who waited in line for parent pick up and helped to relieve the stress of other parents who may have felt anxious. They say it takes a village to raise children, and Bethel is a wonderful example of how a community can work through an emergency for the good of all. This is also a great opportunity to remind your children why it is against school rules and the law to bring these types of toys into the school setting.   

Submitted by Bethel, CT

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