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Fate of CB School looks bleak

Conflicting resolutions, long discussions and short memories seem to be at the heart of the Town of ...

Code Compliance Officer accused of Trespassing

Colonial Beach Town Council spilled the beans about Town employee Theresa Davis’ charge of trespassi...

Two talented women destined to cross paths

Two talented women destined to cross paths

One may call it fate or destiny, but the similarity between two women, Olga Farneth and Velia Jacobo...

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

School Debt comes full circle for Chairman Trivett

Colonial Beach School Board Chairman Tim Trivett talked to the town council at the March work sessio...

Legg no stranger to making history

Legg no stranger to making history

Colonial Beach Town Council formally introduced Elizabeth “Libby” Legg as the town’s new permanent C...

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Alta Vista poor host to CB during Regional tournament

Colonial Beach School Board member Wayne Kennedy aired his disapproval of Alta Vista’s hosting pract...

 

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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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