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Elk Grove Unified Responds to Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

An Elk Grove Unified School District official explains precautions the district has taken.

In the wake of violence that has reportedly left , Elk Grove Unified School District officials are taking a moment to share their perspective on the tragedy and the measures local schools take to stay safe.

When asked about how prepared Elk Grove Unified is in the event of an active shooter situation, spokeswoman Liz Graswich explained there are certain precautions each school has taken to ensure the district is as prepared for something like this as possible.

In an emailed response, Graswich noted the protocols each school is prepared to take in the event of an active school shooting incident. Here is what she had to say:

At Elk Grove Unified, the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.  Our security measures, including those related to active shooter situations, are up-to-date.  We do have protocols in place for an active shooter scenario, lockdowns and other crisis situations.

We have hosted two active shooter trainings in EGUSD in the past five years.  The Sacramento County Sherriff’s Department conducted a training for their SWAT team last summer at Sheldon High School.  In 2007, in partnership with Homeland Security, we hosted a very large active shooter training in Laguna Creek High School.

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