In the wake of the today, the ABC Unified School District has been flooded with calls from concerned parents and families about the safety of their own children in our local schools.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., ABCUSD Superintendent Dr. Mary Sieu sent an email to ABC teachers and staff addressing today's tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary.
"We recognize that you may be asked many questions regarding this horrendous incident and how our District is responding to it. First, as educators and parents, I'm sure we all feel enormous sympathy for all those who have been affected by this tragedy today in Connecticut," Sieu's email read.
The superintendent further emphasized that the safety in our local schools is of the utmost importance, adding that "safety is our highest priority every day."
Sieu went on to say that school and district staff would continue to take all measures to ensure that students safety, and that each principal would be communicating the basic steps in the event of an emergency with their community.
School/district psychologists and mental health staff would also be made available to for those needing assistance at any of the schools, according to Sieu.
Additional information for the ABC community will be posted on the district website later today, according to district executive administrative assistant Maria Machado.