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Beach manager defends decision to raze ex-school

Foulds says building was unsafe, and several residents complained
The Colonial Beach town manager sai...

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

1st Annual Colonial Beach Bike Fest

Bike Fest a roaring good time

Bike Fest a roaring good time

About 10,000 attend first annual event in county

Bikers from D.C., Maryland and Virginia and points...

Council puts CB school demolition on hold

The Colonial Beach Town Council put a stop to a demolition notice for the town’s former elementary s...

Old school’s future in doubt

Old school’s future in doubt

A town official has ordered the former Colonial Beach Elementary School to be demolished in about tw...

Council tries to cut taxes, told it can’t

Despite their best efforts and good intentions, the Colonial Beach Town Council was unable to reduce...

 

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CB Schools taking safety seriously

Colonial Beach School Interim Superintendent Kathleen Beane announced by phone that officials from the town, school and police met this weekend to discuss safety issues at the school.


CBPD have been preforming active shooter training beginning their first segment during spring break in 2012. The training consisted of practicing tactical drills to clear classrooms in the event of a school shooting after a short tour of the building to familiarize new officers of the high school’s layout.

The program went on to practice other aspects of active shooter training in undisclosed locations.

In light of last week’s tragedy in Connecticut the school is stepping up security at the schools for the remainder of the week until the Christmas break.

Colonial Beach Police Chief Kenneth Blevins wrote in an email, “Officials will be meeting again after the holidays to re-evaluate and discuss further actions at that time, if needed.”

Blevins said the group discussed a course of action as a result of the Sandy Hook incident. “We, as a team are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our children. Additional security measures have been initiated which will include additional police presence on school properties through school closings for the holidays.”

Beane has asked parents in her phone message to impress upon students the seriousness of the situation.

 

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