Letter to Parents from NLCSD For Upcoming Active Threat Drill

The New London Community School District has released a letter to parents and guardians regarding an upcoming active threat drill.

“Dear Parents and Guardians,

We wanted to remind you about our upcoming second active threat drill for the 23-34 school year, scheduled for April 2, 2024. Deputy Lopez, our School Resource Officer, will be leading the drill to help us all be more prepared in case of any emergency. The drill on April 2, 2024 will be for the MS/HS only. Clark Elementary will conduct their second drill on April 28, 2024.

Our objective is to conduct multiple drills throughout the school year to ensure the safety of our school community. Similar to a fire drill, this exercise is designed for a different kind of situation. The goal is to familiarize everyone with the necessary steps to take in the event of an active threat, ensuring that we are all on the same page and well-prepared.

Deputy Lopez, along with our dedicated school staff, will guide the students through a practice run, simulating what actions to take in the event of an active threat in or around the school premises. This drill aims to equip everyone with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively.

To support the success of this drill, we kindly ask for your assistance. You can talk to your children about the upcoming drill, assuring them that it is a practice session aimed at ensuring everyone’s safety. Encourage them to ask any questions or share concerns they may have. Your communication with your children helps reinforce the importance of being prepared.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to maintain the safety of our school district. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mr. Wahls, Mr. Kracht, or Mr. Palmatier.”