Anthony Monreal, Ed.D., interim superintendent designate for Madera Unified School District, issued the following statement today after learning of the school shooting tragedy in Connecticut.
“What does one say about the unthinkable? We are filled with pain, grief and sorrow as we hear of the horrible events in Connecticut. We grieve for the lives of children, teachers, and others taken during a season known more for celebration and holiness.
“Upon learning of the tragedy today, MUSD personnel immediately met as a team. We revisited processes and protocols already put into place in preparation for the possibility of these unthinkable events.
“Our principals, union leadership, security personnel, teachers, and staff all worked with the district office to offer words of reassurance and calm. We took calls of concern from our community. We spoke with our leaders in law enforcement at the Madera Police Department and the Madera County Sheriff’s Department. That communication reinforces our confidence in the interagency cooperation that is in place to protect our schools. We have good, capable people at the ready..."