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October 25, 2013

posted Oct 28, 2013, 3:40 PM by jmarcotte@sau4.org
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday afternoon you received a call from Superintendent Buckley that the school district along with Bristol Police and Fire Departments were performing a joint drill at Bristol Elementary School. Volunteer teachers, office personnel and a few selected students from NRHS participated in this “active shooter drill.” 

 While standing in the BES parking lot, the district’s administrative team observed and listened to all radio communication throughout the drill. From this vantage point, we were able to watch how the different emergency personnel arrived on scene, entered the building, gained control inside and evacuated the faculty and students. We were able to ask questions of one of the Bristol Police officers and speak among ourselves about what we were seeing and learning.

 At our next administrative team meeting, we will be debriefing on what we learned from this drill and will be reviewing again our district emergency plans. A special thanks goes to the Bristol Police and Fire Departments for providing us with this opportunity. 

 On another safety note, a number of area police departments and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Bring your medications for disposal on Saturday, October 26th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to the Bristol Police Department. You do not have to be a Bristol resident to participate in this event. 

Have a great weekend—