Hats Off to Our Hometown Heroes at Riverside USDMarch 29, 2018
School shootings are on our minds due to recent headlines, but we often assume these will occur elsewhere–Florida, Colorado, Virginia. It is too close to home when the headline reads “…Hostage Situation at Riverside School Ends in Deadly Shooting.” While the situation was horrific and ended with the police shooting the suspect, there were some lessons to be learned and some positive outcomes with minimal staff injuries and all students were kept safe.
This incident occurred this past Halloween to one of our ASCIP “family”. While Castle View Elementary School had a single point of entry and visitor protocols in place, an agitated parent ignored those and barged in, punching a school volunteer who attempted to intervene. The parent then grabbed a teacher holding her hostage in an empty classroom.