Friday, February 2, 2007
Dulong responds to questions about safety
"What would happen at CCHS [if there was a stabbing]? Do we have a program?" These questions were posed by Leigh Davis, a senior at Concord-Carlisle High School and student member of the Regional School Committee, at a meeting less than a week after the slaying at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. Principal Art Dulong replied, "[The act of violence at L-S] seems to be totally random, totally unpredictableThe background has yet to be revealed."
Dulong then explained what was in place at CCHS already. "We have seven counselors, four social workers and three school psychologistsWe spend a great deal of time on outreach. [The Concord Police Officer] Scott Camilieri is at the school three days a week. He comes to me and the Guidance Department with things he has picked upIs it possible that what happened at L-S could happen here? It's possible, yes, but it's not probableThere is a plan for lock-down and many other crises. I think we're in pretty good shapeWe are well prepared." He said there are many meetings coming.
RSC member Becky Shannon said the best way to avoid this type of incident "is to be a community. That's why we have student members on the RSC." Student members agreed that there is a sense of community at CCHS.
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