San Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold released the following statement today regarding the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School.
While we know schools remain among the safest places for students, we also know that today's shooting in Santa Fe, Texas may cause heightened concern about safety issues.
You can't educate students without them being safe; it's a responsibility San Diego County school leaders and employees take very seriously. Every San Diego County school has a safety plan and procedures that contribute to maintaining a safe learning environment for our students. In the wake of this incident, school personnel will be reviewing those plans and continuing to implement best practices in maintaining the safety and security of our schools.
San Diego County school districts work closely with law enforcement agencies to build systems that aim to prevent violent episodes in local schools. Last month's Safety Summit, co-sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the District Attorney's Office, is just one example of our ongoing collaboration and multi-agency approach.
The SDCOE team stands ready to continue our supports for local districts to ensure the safety of San Diego County students and staff.