As you may already know there was a police officer-involved shooting outside of Cascade Middle School this morning. We are all relieved that all our students and staff are safe.
By all accounts, the staff and students responded quickly and correctly to the lockdown. This is why we practice our ALICE safety procedures on lockdowns, lockouts, and communication protocol.
Although this tragic incident occurred at Cascade, some of our Willamette students may be emotionally impacted by this news. Please know that we will have counselors available for our students needing additional support when they return on Monday.
Fortunately, serious incidents like this at schools are rare. We emphasize safety and regularly remind our students that they must follow adult directions in an emergency situation.
We send all our thoughts to the students and staff at Cascade, who had a difficult day. And we reaffirm our conviction to keep our school as safe as it possibly can be.
As always, contact me with any questions or concerns.