Look what the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department is doing in the wake of the Sandy Hook, Connecticut, elementary school massacre. The following was postred on the Johnsburg School District web site on January 14th:
McHenry County Sheriff’s Department to Visit Ringwood School Primary Center
Dear Parents and Community Members,
At the end of last week, Johnsburg School District was contacted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department regarding an upcoming visit to Ringwood School Primary Center.
Their intention is to complete a school walk-through with members of their strategic entry force, in a effort to familiarize their team with the layout of the building in the event of an emergency.
While many of their team members are already familiar with the layout and environment of Ringwood School, the Sheriff’s Department is taking this opportunity to visit all schools within their service area (unincorporated McHenry County and contracted towns and municipalities).
In an effort to keep the lines of communication open with our parents and community members, we wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of this request and share with you the timeline.
Pending no changes to the Sheriff’s Department schedule, the strategic entry force team is scheduled to visit Ringwood School the morning of Wednesday, January 16, 2013.
We anticipate between 10 and 20 representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, which will consist of uniformed and non-uniformed personnel.
The site visit will consist of walking through the facility and visiting common areas, not specific classrooms.
In addition, student contact will be limited, and the team will be escorted by myself at all times.
As there will be a significant law enforcement presence, we wanted to communicate to all of our parents and community members that this is a scheduled visit, and that there will be no cause for alarm.
If you have any questions or concerns I encourage you to contact either myself, or the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department at (815) 338-2144.
Mrs. Cathy Neiss
Principal, Ringwood School Primary Center