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Colonial Beach election results

Edward Blunt, Michael Looney and Burkett Lyburn have won four-year terms to the Colonial Beach Town ...

Geddes: Bike Fest was good for businesses

While the final numbers from the first Colonial Beach Bike Fest won’t be known  until December ...

hometown fun at the homecoming parade

The Colonial Beach High School PTA sponsored several homecoming events Oct. 31. The evening began wi...

CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

CB council candidates split on sharing services with county

The Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Colonial Beach Foundation hosted a candidates’ &...

Elementary students move into new home

Elementary students move into new home

Faces were beaming, despite carrying heavy loads of boxes, chairs, desks and other school supplies a...

Colonial Beach groups will team up to host fall festival

This year, the Colonial Beach PTA, Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Rescue Squad are teaming up wit...

 

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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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