Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:41 PM
Updated: Dec 14, 2012 4:34 PM
HELENA - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau issued a statement Friday afternoon in the wake of a deadly shooting that claimed more than two dozen lives at a Connecticut school.
Here is her statement:
There are no words to express how heartbroken we all are about this tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts are with the students, families, staff, teachers and community of Sandy Hook Elementary.
I know that Montana families will be hugging their children a little bit tighter tonight.
Our schools take their job to ensure the safety of our students very seriously, and parents should see their schools as a resource if they are seeking tools on how to talk to their children about a tragedy like today.
I encourage our school leaders to review their emergency plans, policies and procedures and ensure all staff members have a clear understanding of what to do in an emergency situation.