I was very sad to hear of yet another mass shooting, this time at the school in Connecticut. This tragedy shocked me to my core. I can't imagine what the families of the victims and survivors are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with them all.
My next thought was that we have to do everything possible to assure that this NEVER happens in Belmont. I'm sure that all of our schools have zero tolerance regarding weapons on campus, but that may not be enough.
Our police department has a close relationship with all of the schools in Belmont through the Chief and our School Resource Officers. Chief DeSmidt has already reached out to the school leadership to provide guidance and support. Long term, we need to continue our efforts to assure complete safety for our school children.