Se­cure school pro­to­col im­ple­mented at Marys­town’s Sa­cred Heart Academy

The Southern Gazette - - Editorial - MARYS­TOWN, N.L.

Se­cure school pro­to­col was en­acted at Sa­cred Heart Academy in Marys­town on Tues­day, Nov. 27, in re­sponse to a stu­dent in dis­tress, ac­cord­ing to an au­to­mated mes­sage sent to par­ents and guardians of stu­dents.

The mes­sage in­di­cated both the RCMP and emer­gency per­son­nel were at the school around 1:45 p.m.

“At no time was it be­lieved the safety of our stu­dents was in jeop­ardy, that emer­gency per­son­nel were able to pro­vide as­sis­tance to the in­di­vid­ual,” the mes­sage stated.

Stu­dents were dis­missed from school at the sched­uled time, the mes­sage in­di­cated. The buses were boarded on a grade-by-grade ba­sis, how­ever.

In an email, Ch­eryl Gul­lage, com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager with the New­found­land and Labrador English School Board, con­firmed for The South­ern Gazette the pro­to­col was used.

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