In the wake of Friday's staggering tragedy at and near Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary that saw 28 people dead, including 20 students—the second deadliest school shooting in American history—Boise School District Superintendent Dr. Don Coberly sent out a message to parents and guardians Friday afternoon sharing sympathy and a commitment to "what we all can do to prevent school violence."
Coberly informed parents that the Boise School District's plan for emergency responses has been developed in partnership with Ada County Emergency Management, Boise Fire Department and the Boise Police Department.
"Each school regularly practices emergency response drills, including evacuations and lock-downs. We continually evaluate our safety and security procedures and today's shooting in Connecticut serves as a reminder to our entire community about the importance of school safety," wrote Coberly. "In light of this incident, the District has notified all principals reminding them about the importance of reviewing their school's safety and security procedures."
Coberly added that the district's "thoughts are with those affected by [Friday's] shooting."