Patch received this email from Michael Fryer, a teacher and grandmother of students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
I kneel with a nation trying to understand the senseless acts of a mad man in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. As a life-long teacher, I can only imagine what split-second actions the heroes of Sandy Hook took to protect the children in their care. May we remember them and the new angels in heaven every day.
My grandchildren are students in the San Ramon Valley School District.......from Kindergarten to High School. My daughter-in-law forwarded me an email the District superintendent sent out to parents in the District after the murders in Sandy Hook. (see attached.)
I commend the superintendent for addressing security in our schools as the tragedy in Sandy Hook was unveiled. I am writing you because one statement repeated in television and print news won't let me rest. It was: "Somehow the shooter got past the security in place at the school."
How????? One account stated he "broke in." How???????? It is my belief that no gun control or political maneuverings can stop the evil that lives in some hearts. But would you consider calling for a complete accounting of security measures at all schools in our area? A sharing of knowledge and security technology in place or needed — perhaps as simple as every teacher locking their doors and having a peep hole installed in every entrance to every classroom.
What is in place at every school? What is needed at every school? I know our community would come together to support any and all security needs at any school. Count me and my donation in!